DEKRA Laboratory Testing Services

Our accredited laboratories support you in a variety of material science and chemical-analytical questions with modern mechanical-technological and analytical test methods. In the analytical field we are specialists in FE-SEM/EDX, FT-IR, DSC, TGA, XRD, computer tomography, thermal shock test chamber, UV weathering and salt spray tests.

  • Tensile testing
  • High temperature tensile testing
  • Impact testing Charpy
  • Hardness testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • Bend testing

  • Macro-and microstructural studies
  • Specimen preparation & cross sections
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Scanning microscopy / microanalysis, SEM/EDX
  • Metal cleanliness

  • Thermal Shock Resistance
  • UV irradiation and Xenotest
  • Salt spray test
  • Temperature change test
  • Media resistance
  • Standardized corrosion tests

  • Identification of plastics (infra-red spectroscopy)
  • Identification of solvents and volatile matter
  • Detection of fibres and fillers
  • Surface and fracture structures
  • Layer structure (infra-red microscopy)
  • Moisture content
  • Resistance to light and weathering effects
  • Resistance to oxidation
  • Oxidative induction time
  • Effectiveness of stabilisers
  • Glass transition range
  • Melting temperature
  • Decomposition temperature
  • Melting and crystallization behaviour
  • Hardening properties of thermosets
  • Drying loss
  • Hardness (Shore A /Shore D)
  • Tensile strength
  • Compressive strength
  • Flexural strength
  • Elasticity
  • Impact and notched bar impact strength (Charpy)

  • Technical cleanliness of component surfaces
  • Particle analysis and examination of powder residues
  • Organic impurities

  • Chemical analysis ICP, Combustion (C,S), Fusion (O, N)
  • Material analysis of alloys and polymers
  • Hazardous substances (RoHS, REACH), emission tests and migration tests
  • Classification of dangerous goods (ADR / UN tests)
  • Explosion protection (ATEX)

  • Failure investigation
  • Fracture surface studies
  • Residue analysis
  • Particle analysis

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