Polymer Processing Institute

Failure Analysis

PPI has been helping its clients in failure analysis of polymers and composite parts in terms of material selection/ material characteristics, product design and processing. The types of analysis may involve mode of failure, time dependent failure, failure under impact, material aspects such as distribution of additives, morphology development in multiphase systems, degree of crystallinity and crystal structure, anisotropy due to processing, and degree of curing in reactive systems. 

PPI's resources include 

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Optical microscopes
  • Image analysis
  • Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDS)
  • Mechanical testing devices
  • Impact testers
  • Mechanical spectrometer.

For more information, please contact

Dr. j. Herman Suwardi

(973) 242-6788

herman@polymers-ppi.org