Analysis & Advice
Comparison of raw materials, material identification or a quick literature scan – these are just a few of the services that PTG/e can perform for you. We have a fixed-price policy, which means that the price we quote is the price you pay.
Some examples of our Analysis & Advice projects:
Problems with sealing bags made from new film
A manufacturer of candy bags found that since the delivery of a new batch of plastic film they had been experiencing problems with the bag sealing. The supplier maintained that the film was exactly the same as the previous batch. DSC analysis by PTG/e revealed that the material of the new bags melted at higher temperatures, hampering the sealing process.
Material not the same as specified
A manufacturer of bike carriers ordered an injection-moulded part from a foreign supplier. According to specification the material used was PA6, but the bike manufacturer had doubts about the material actually used. PTG/e was asked to carry out a material identification test using IR spectroscopy. The results showed that the part had been made from ABS.
3D image of foam tape
Acrylic Foam Tape is among other things used for attaching trim to car bodies. A producer of this tape wanted to know more about the internal structure of the tapes. Using a micro CT scan, PTG/e produced a 3D image of the tape.