DSC is a thermal analysis technique which couples temperature and heat shift to material transitions, in function of time and temperature in a controlled environment.


Analytical method to determine the thermo-mechanical properties, under a dynamic load, of a plastic during heating and cooling.

Cross-Cut tester

The cross-cut test is a method for determining the resistance of paints and coatings to separation from substrates by utilizing a tool to cut a right angle lattice pattern into the coating, penetrating all the way to the substrate.

Charpy & Izod Impact tests

There are two types of test use for testing the Impact resistance of any material one is Izod Impact resistance test and other is Charpy Impact resistance test. Both of them use the same principle to test the Impact resistance of any material but still there are may difference in them and our today's article will show these difference between Izod and Charpy Impact testing

Composite materials

Polymer composites are made from a textile reinforcement in a polymer matrix. Centexbel-VKC dispose of the adequate equipment and material expertise to perform detailed analyses of fibre reinforced composites and the materials they are are made from.

TABER® Abrasion tester

The TABER Abraser (Abrader) is used to perform accelerated wear testing on plastics, coatings, laminates, leather and other materials.

TABER® Shear / Scratch tester

Method to determine the resistance to shearing, scratching, gouging, marring, scraping and engraving of a variety of flat, rigid specimens.

Accelerated weathering of plastics

Ultraviolet radiation, temperature, and moisture contribute to material degradation of products exposed to the elements. Accelerated weathering tests simulate these conditions using special environmental chambers and instruments in order to speed up the weathering process and to measure its effects on parts, components, products, and materials.

Vicat Softening Temperature

The Vicat softening temperature is the temperature at which a flat-ended needle penetrates the specimen to the depth of 1 mm under a specific load.

Rotational rheometry

Rotational rheometry is a powerful technique for the measurement of complex shear rheology across all material types – sensitive enough to measure the viscosity of dilute polymer solutions, and yet robust enough to measure the viscoelasticity of high modulus polymers or composites