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Composites Testing

R-TECH Materials offers fast, reliable and accurate composites testing services across the UK and Europe. Accredited by UKAS and Nadcap,  you can be confident choosing us as your trusted testing partner.  To find out more, contact us today.

R-TECH offers  a customer centric approach to assured polymer and composites testing and expertise when safety, quality and integrity are the only option. As engineers push the capabilities of advanced materials further, the demand for high-quality composites testing and analysis has never been greater. We understand that as the demands on you, our customer increase, your need for high quality and accurate testing with expertise you can count on becomes more important. With over a decade of experience testing polymer and composite materials, R-TECH is a testing partner that you can count on.

We have experience in working with all types of composite materials, from fibreglass to cutting edge graphene infused carbon fibre, or even metal matrix composites and our highly trained expert staff will give you the confidence you need to trust us with your testing and R&D projects. As a business we continually strive to improve every aspect of our composites testing capabilities each and every day, to ensure that we are able to deliver the testing that you need as quickly and accurately as possible.

A complete composite testing solution

With the ability to take care of your test programmes right from laminate manufacture, through conditioning and finally testing

UKAS and Nadcap Accredited Composites Testing

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Specimen Preparation
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Hardness & Impact Testing
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Characterisation & Microscopy
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Mechanical Testing of Composites
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Volume Fraction
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Chemical Analysis
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Thermal Analysis
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Our Composites Materials Tests Include:
• Polymers
• Sandwich Panels
• Metal Matrix Composites
• Adhesives
• Core Materials (Honeycombs & Foam Cores)
• Fibre Composites (Glass, Carbon, Aramid & Basalt)

A Global Composites Testing Partner

R-TECH Materials is an active participant within the national and international advanced composites community with active membership in ASTM D30, BSI PRI/042 standards committees and Composites UK.

Furthermore, R-TECH Materials is the laboratory partner for Lloyd’s Register EMEA, providing testing services in the field of non-metallic materials and collaborating on common research themes for their global marine business.

We also work closely with Zwick Roell, Germany to provide composite testing training to the industry in the UK.

Composites Testing Memberships

Accredited Composites Testing

Our composites laboratories provide facilities for detailing the chemical, thermal and mechanical properties of composite materials, components and products. We can conduct testing to national, ISO and ASTM standards, or to your own test specifications. With most of our tests accredited by UKAS and Nadcap, you can be assured of the accuracy and quality of the testing being completed.

Coupon Testing

With capacity up to 250kN for machines with alignment calibrated to ASTM E1012, you can guarantee quality, repeatable results when using us as your testing partner. With capacity up to 250kN for machines with alignment calibrated to ASTM E1012, you can guarantee quality, repeatable results when using us as your testing partner.

Fatigue Testing

We have the capability of fatigue testing coupons or components up to 100kN load in tension, compression and flexure.


Essential Guide to Composites Testing

Composites are complex materials with unique mechanical properties, requiring skill and expertise to produce accurate and reliable test results. At R-Tech Materials, we have been developing our laboratories for testing composites for a number of years and have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the finer details of composites testing.