Prepreg Testing Services for Composite Materials

PREPREG TESTING MEASURES RESIN IMPREGNATION LEVELS OF FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITES

IMR's Composite Materials Testing Lab provides measurement of composite prepreg levels. This data helps manufacturers and their suppliers make critical decisions about material properties, and how they will affect finished part quality.

Evaluating the resin impregnation level is important to processing of the prepreg/tape lay-up material and the finished composite part quality because of its effect on prepreg lay-down efficiency and air/volatile evacuation prior to and during the curing cycle. Partial impregnation is a common practice used to manufacture prepreg materials for the defense industry while full impregnation is used for automated tape materials.

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POLYMER CHARACTERIZATION SERVICES

Accelerated Aging (Heat, Fluids)
Bond Strength
Brookfield Rotational Viscosity
Coefficient of Expansion
Coefficient of Friction
Composite Testing
Compression Set
Compressive Properties (-240ºF to 660ºF)
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Failure Analysis
Flammability (UL94, FMVSS 302, ISO 3795, SAE J369, ASTM D5132)
Fatigue Testing
Flexural Properties (-240ºF to 660ºF)
Gardner Impact
Glass Transition
Gloss (ASTM D523, D4039)

Hardness Testing (Barcol, Durometer/Shore)
Hazardous Substance Testing
Heat Deflection by TMA (E2092)
Impact Strength
Kinematic Viscosity
Lap Shear Testing
Melt Flow Rate/Index
Melting Point
Polymer Testing
SEM-EDS for Fillers
Taber Abrasion
Tear Resistance of Films & Sheeting
Tear of Rubbers & Elastomers
Tensile Properties (-240F to 660F)
UV Exposure

ACCREDITATIONS

Click here for a complete list of accreditations and certifications for all IMR Test Labs locations.

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