Polymer

Smithers has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in polymer materials and their practical application in a full range of end products.

Polymer Based Products

Polymer-based products require a deep understanding of chemical bonds, formulations and physical material performance characteristics to ensure the best performance of the end product. Since 1925, Smithers has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in polymer materials and their practical application in a full range of end products, including tires, hoses, seals and gaskets.

Polymer Testing Services

The performance of most polymeric materials can change significantly during the course their service lives. This change comes from factors such as environmental conditions, the application of physical forces and exposure to chemicals.

Understanding the effect of these factors on any candidate grade of polymer will assist you in the selection of the appropriate material for your design. Smithers offers specialist expertise in polymer life prediction testing and material benchmarking. We can advise on appropriate test methodology to suit your application.

Once the material has been chosen and the final product has been manufactured, Smithers can also test the product against a wide range of industry and OEM specifications to ensure optimal performance. Our labs utilize pressure, vibration and temperature testing methods to properly evaluate the product under conditions that are similar to real life applications.

Information Services

For insightful information on market trends, emerging technologies and industry news, Smithers provides multiple products that serve the polymer material and product industries.  Smithers offers market reports, technical conferences and events, training courses, journals, books and The Smithers Report - a daily digest dedicated to tire industry news.

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