The RIKUTEC Group, as an innovation leader with over 30 years of experience in machine and blow molding technology, now offers the RIKUTEC Analytical Service. As a sustainable partner in the production of state-of-the-art, high-security packaging solutions, storage tanks and technical blow-molded parts, RIKUTEC offers its customers and partners a complete analytical service covering all aspects of the use of plastics. With the knowledge of experts and years of experience with polymer materials and in cooperation with partner-laboratories as well as the constant exchange with the polymer analytics community, we support our customers and partners from the material selection for new products to the optimization of existing production processes.
Examples of the challenges faced by our customers and partner
- Composition of plastics/compounds
- Processing behavior
- Application-relevant challenges
- Mechanical properties
- Stability and rigidity of produced products
- Weathering/UV resistance, thermostability
- Adverse effects of fillers
- Oligomer/pollutant migration, SVHC or ROHS compliance
Overview of the services provided by RIKUTEC Analytics
Composition of plastics/compounds
Regardless of whether you are using virgin or recycled materials, we use a variety of methods to analyze the plastics or compounds you use and present the results to you clearly.
You want to know how a new material will perform on your machine? We use analytical methods and laboratory extruders to simulate the real conditions of your processing.
Do you need support when it comes to determining the mechanical characteristic values of the plastic you are using? We will determine these for you, explain the correlations and give you recommendations for material selection.
Stability and stiffness of the products
Are you uncertain whether the products you manufacture meet the application requirements? Leave the testing to us, we will be pleased to advise you.
Weathering/UV resistance, thermostability
Outdoor articles in particular require a high level of UV and weather protection. We simulate the application under extreme conditions in special weathering chambers. We also determine the resistance to thermal damage during processing.
Impairment by filling materials
Whether migration, stress cracking or oxidative degradation, many filling goods lead to damage of the transport packaging. We will be happy to support you with assimilations or the performance of appropriate tests.
Oligomer/damaging substance migration
Do you need official confirmation that your products do not exceed the legally specified migration limits? We will gladly take over this task for you.