The use of plastics and fiber-reinforced plastics (FRPs) in many technical areas has increased dramatically in recent years. Due to their special physical characteristics, these materials have become particularly well established in the automotive and aerospace industries. Fiber-reinforced plastics are especially highly regarded as lightweight materials with high specific strengths and stiffnesses.

In recent years, we have evolved into a solid partner for industry, not only in the area of standardized/normative testing of plastics and fiber-reinforced plastics, but also when it comes to developing special testing methods that allow these technically sophisticated materials to be characterized even under impact (crash) loads.

We offer material characterization services across a wide range of strain rates (on request) and loading conditions (tensile/compressive/tensile–tensile/shear) and we can also create validated material cards for various FE solvers.

Contact us– we’ll be happy to advise you!