Materials Analysis and Testing

Our materials analysis services evaluate material quality and provides the insight needed to improve performance and to resolve failure or contamination issues.

Materials analysis is necessary to characterise and evaluate the quality and performance of materials. It supports innovation in industries such as engineering and manufacturing. Materials such as polymers, plastics, composites, metals, alloys, ceramics, paper and board have diverse properties that impact performance, therefore an understanding of your material’s properties is essential to determine if your material or product is suitable for its intended use or to rectify a failure.
Our materials analysis knowledge and experience spans a wide range of industry sectors including aerospace,  automotive, nuclear, chemicals, oil and gas, polymers and plastics,  packaging, adhesives,  medical devices, textiles and apparel, building materials, electronics, composites, consumer products and nanomaterials.
With a global network of laboratories and over 1,000 industry experts, we can support customers around the world and easily arrange shipment of your samples for prompt testing and consulting.
Our materials analysis services can ensure the quality of your materials, solve performance issues, support product development and investigate failure issues by providing the information you need to understand your material’s composition, structure, chemical properties, mechanical properties or physical properties. Information from our reverse engineering and deformulation studies can give you valuable insight into the construction and properties of products and materials.
Intertek experts use a wide range of materials analysis techniques and our laboratories work to ISO 17025 accreditation and test to a variety of standards, including ASTM, SAE, UL, IEC, ISO, BIFMA, EN, MIL and OEM-specific.
To explore a product’s useful lifetime, our performance testing and environmental and durability testing  can provide accurate predictive information.
Materials Analysis Investigative Services
Intertek’s failure analysis services determine the cause of a failure and provides you with the insight you need to make decisions and rectify the problem. Through our forensic analytical and scientific services, a detailed investigation into product and processes are conducted to resolve legal, safety or performance issues. Our contamination detection and analysis service allows for rapid identification and resolution of contamination.  
By partnering with Intertek, we can bring you a support team backed by many years of industry knowledge to help you ensure the quality of your materials and products, and to optimise performance while avoiding or resolving failure issues.

Materials Analysis Techniques 
Our laboratories provide advanced and routine materials mechanical testing characterisation, data interpretation and expertise. Materials analysis techniques include microscopy, surface analysis, chromatography, mass spectrometry, NMR analysis, thermal analysis, and spectroscopy techniques including FTIR analysis or raman analysis.

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