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Are you a client or supplier that need an evaluation of a specific batch or selection of products? Kiwa can help you with independent inspections of plastic and rubber products. Because there are occasions where products are that important that a third party evaluation is required to assure a good quality. This can be the case when special products are required for special projects. The amounts are too small for certification to make sense or to use tools like statistical process control. Here product inspections can be of help. 

Access to all Kiwa laboratories

With product inspections a third party inspects the products and, if agreed, takes samples for testing. The third party needs to know what they are talking about and it is useful that they have a large number of test facilities at hand. Kiwa has such knowledge on polymeric materials and has access to all Kiwa laboratories for testing. Furthermore, sample methods and statistics related to that are well known.

We can help you with all kinds of materials as there are: rubbers (both natural and synthetic), thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastics, thermosets and reinforced plastics.

Our experts have experience with all kinds of applications. In the past, projects have been carried out in the gas, water, building, offshore, medical, food, feed and industrial areas.

An outline of our services:

  • testing of physical-mechanical properties
  • damage and failure analysis
  • service life prediction for specific applications
  • consultancy with respect to specifications and requirements for specific applications
  • material selections
  • inspections and guidance on location
  • quality control and validation

More information

Please feel free to contact us at rubber@kiwa.nl if you want to evaluate a batch of products.

About Kiwa

Kiwa has specialized business units that focus on specific market segments, in the Netherlands and internationally. We offer specialist services in areas such as energy and water, fire safety and security, infrastructure, roof and facade advice, sports facilities and training. You can contact these business units for testing, inspection, certification, training and consultancy tailored to your market segment.