Surface and Interface Science
Surface, interface and adhesion analysis
Intertek tests the physical properties of surface and interfaces, and investigates interactions between surfaces and media.
A primary area of surface analysis expertise is in adhesion science. A package of adhesion science analytical techniques are available. Adhesion tests include peel-strength determination, subsequent chemical analysis of the interfaces and the use of optical and electron microscopy techniques allied with image analysis to analyse the homogeneity of the failure surface.
Surface and interface science capabilities help clients understand fundamental properties of laminates and composite materials. Plane of failure analysis can be very important for technical services. Intertek will find the culprit in cases of coating defects, delamination, pinholing and other contamination issues.
Surface and interface expertise includes proprietary methods for the analysis of scratch resistance of surfaces and coatings and methods for the measurement and analysis of friction and wear of lubricated surfaces.
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