NSL is proud to offer Adhesive Testing Services in our analytical laboratory. Please contact us to learn more about the services we offer, or to discuss your project needs. We will be happy to serve you.
Recently, more and more manufacturers have learned of the superiority of structural adhesives to conventional joining techniques. As a result, the amount of structural adhesive applications has grown. Today, adhesives bond materials across every industry, including:
Polymer Adhesive Testing
Most structural adhesives today are based on polymers, long chainlike molecules in which the links are smaller molecules called “mers,” and the backbones are carbon atoms. These polymers become adhesives when combined with various additives that improve their ability to adhere to different surfaces. We test these adhesives in our polymer testing lab, including thermosets and thermoplastics. Thermosets are polymer resins that are cured, set, and hardened into a permanent shape. Thermoplastics are polymers that soften when heated and harden when cooled.