Quality

Quality

All our plants are equipped with in-house laboratories, constantly carrying out material testing focused on material quality assessment. fluorseals is in the position to perform polymer analysis, product inspections and testing procedures.

Tests and Analysis
We are in the position to perform the following polymer analysis in compliance with International Standard test methods: ASTM, DIN, AMS, BS 

Mechanical tests 

  • Tensile strength 
  • Hardness 
  • Specific gravity 
  • Ultra-sonic tests MFI (Melt Flow Index) 

Electrical controls 

  • Spark tests (to detect pin holes) 
  • Dielectrical resistance 

Thermal tests & analysis 

  • TGA
  • DSC
  • TGA FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) Spectroscopy
  • SEM
  • SEM/EDX Spectroscopy (detect/characterize fillers) 
  • Microscopic measurement 

Dimensional analysis 

  • Powder granulometry analysis 
  • Roughness measurement
  • 3D measurement
  • Dimensional inspection by HD camera 

Research and development

R&D is a key function within our organization and it plays a vital role both for new business development as well as for perfecting our processing techniques. Our R&D is ready to assist our partners in researching and developing new solutions by offering technical support.

Technical success depends also on matching the best materials with the most suited processing Technology. R&D will help to find the best semi-finished product according the technical challenges related to the finished component.

Our services include:

Advice and support on material selection and development

Extensive laboratory testing capabilities

Consultancy on manufacturing and processing techniques

Updates on new materials

Quality & Certifications

Quality Assurance

Our laboratories offer several services and test such as:

  • Drawing up Control Plans
  • Resin inspection and full traceability of processes
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • 100% optical and automatic selection using visual automatic equipment
  • Auditing of manufacturing processes conducted by the Quality Team, together with customers or together with independent auditors.

All our tests and analysis are performed in compliance with the following standards:

  • ASTM D4894 Standard Specification for Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Granular Molding and Ram Extrusion Materials.
  • ASTM D4745 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics.
  • ASTM D638 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Filled Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Molding and Extrusion Materials.
  • EN ISO 527 Plastics Determination of tensile properties.
  • EN ISO 12086 Fluoropolymer plastics Dispersions and moulding and extrusion materials.
  • UNI EN ISO 13000-1 2005 Plastics – Semi-finished products in PTFE Requirements and Designations.
  • UNI EN ISO 13000-2 2005 Sample preparation and determination of properties.
  • GKV Qualitätsanforderungen und Prüfrichtlinien für PTFE – Produkte, Fassung 1993.

Want your own training program?

If you want to go deeper and improve your knowledge about the world of fluoropolymers, we can provide a tailored training program either online, at our HQ or conveniently at your location. If you require more detailed information, our technical team will be happy to assist you.

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