Professional polymer consultation services: failure analysis, testing, process engineering, material development and design, and more
The word “polymer” is an all-encompassing term that includes a wide range of both natural and synthetic materials. From stretchable rubber to bulletproof Teflon to durable plastic, the polymer category is nearly as diverse as its many different uses.
While this broad range of unique properties found in different types of polymers adds to its appeal as a diverse industrial material, it can also make it especially difficult to find a true expert who understands the intricacies and complexities of any one specific polymer application.
That’s where Plastic Expert Group come in.
Our industry-leading polymer consultants specialize in leveraging decades of knowledge and experience to provide laser-focused custom solutions and services for individuals and businesses We’ll propel your polymer or plastic product forward by helping you overcome any obstacle with highly specialized research and process development analysis.
Why Hire Our Polymer Consultants?
Dr. Duane Priddy and his team of experts specialize in the art and science of polymers, including plastic analysis and design. Dr. Priddy is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on plastic technologies and he was recently interviewed by CBS News’ 60 Minutes about a national gynecological polypropylene mesh investigation.
Our team of consultants are world-renowned scientists and authors, as evidenced collectively by the more than 500 scientific papers, 100 US patents, many books, and encyclopedia articles on polymers we’ve authored.
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Common Types of Polymers
Polymers are widely used across many different industries. They are effective at heat conductivity, making them an ideal material for heat insulation. The strength, resilience, elasticity, resistance to electricity and affordability of polymer-based materials are a few of the many other factors behind its widespread adoption.
While there are many different kinds of polymers that exist, they can all be grouped into two categories: natural and synthetic (man-made). In manufacturing, synthetic polymers are typically preferable over natural polymers because various physical, mechanical and chemical properties can be controlled by design to offer optimal performance benefits.
Here are some of the most commonly used polymers found in the world today:
- Rubber (latex)
Professional Polymer Failure Analysis: Custom Focused for Your Needs
Whatever type of polymer you’re wondering about, our consultants can help provide answers. While our primary offerings typically fall into three categories—design, analysis, litigation support—we offer a comprehensive list of polymer consulting services that encompass a wide range of tailor-fit solutions, including:
- Material selection & testing
- Pipe failure analysis
- Molding & process defect consulting
- Plastic part failure analysis
Our knowledge of how to properly test and analyze polymers and plastic materials is supported by an extensive network of accredited laboratories using state-of-the-art computer software technology and equipment—not to mention the decades of experience we have in the development of polyethylene polymers, processing technology for the manufacture of consumer packaging resins, thermoplastic polymers, emulsion polymers, elastomers and more.
At Plastic Expert Group, we work with individuals as well as companies of all sizes—from Fortune 500 companies to venture capital startups. In addition, we are highly skilled expert witness for either plaintiffs or defendants in litigation over patent infringement, product liability, personal injury, and property damage.
Need an expert polymer consultant? Contact us today to request a quote or tell us more about your problem.
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