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As a designer you know that the realisation of reliable polymer and rubber products starts in the design or engineering stage. There the fundamental choices are made that have a major influence on the functioning of the product in the end. Even with the best production ever it is impossible to get reliable products if the design is not done properly. 

For polymeric materials Kiwa has a lot of experience which can ease the decisions to be made. A lot of the experience is based on failure analyses and therefore has a really practical background. For the determination of the properties Kiwa has access to all Kiwa laboratories for testing.

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

Your question is our challenge

Kiwa 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

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When you are at the start of the design stage and you need help making the right choice, please feel free to contact us at

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