Electrical Properties of Polymers
Electrical properties of plastics and polymer materials tested to specific standards for industries such as aerospace and building products.
Electrical properties of polymers, elastomers, composites and plastic films are very important to a wide range of industries such as automotive, aerospace, building products, marine, packaging and consumer goods.
Electrical tests, in general, are measurements of the resistance, conductivity or charge storage either on the surface or through the plastic material.
Various factors such as dielectric strength plus volume and surface resistivity are crucial to gauge the nature of the polymer material, specifically regarding its efficiency and conductivity.
Electrical Properties Testing Capabilities for Polymers include:
- Dielectric Constant/Dissipation Factor ASTM D150, IEC 60250
- Dielectric Strength ASTM D149, IEC 243-1, IEC 60243
- Volume Resistivity ASTM D257, IEC 60093
- Surface Resistivity ASTM D257, IEC 60093
In addition to the standard electrical tests, Intertek also performs many specific variations of these electrical tests as required by the complex engineering applications of the plastic, elastomer, composite and film industries.
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