Materials and composites can be attacked and damaged by many different environmental influences, which can lead up to functional failure of the corresponding parts.
A chemical or electrochemical attack is usually called corrosion. Microorganisms can also are significantly involved in corrosion processes, which is described as biologically induced corrosion or bio-corrosion.
The aspect of "chemical resistance" means corrosion resistance in a broader sense. Often, material developments subject to resistance requirements against very special media such as ozone, (hot) concentrated acids or alkalis, certain solvents, etc., which must be included and evaluated in the development work and tested.
Another important aspect in the development of materials is the influence of various mechanical loads - such as vibration, abrasion or deformation - on materials and building components.
Other relevant and often to be considered environmental influences are heat, cold, rapid temperature changes or UV radiation.
Our service includes the investigation of the damaging processes and the elaboration of suitable protective measures or development, modification &/or optimization of the affected materials.
The corresponding load tests can be carried out in accordance with standards.