From extreme temperature variations to pressure and various fluid exposures, polymer based materials must be designed to support a variety of end use environments. Smithers' experts can provide guidance on testing programs to support structural adhesives, rubber components (e.g. hoses, seals, gaskets, isolators, etc.), and plastic components used in aircraft interior applications. 

Some of the more common environmental compatibility tests include: Depending on your material or end product, Smithers specialists in material chemistry and physical properties can work with your team to determine the most effective testing program to support your goals. Our laboratories hold ISO 17025 accreditations as well as several aerospace industry certifications (GE S-450 and Airbus).