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Laboratory tests

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Residual water and moisture

The analysis is carried out directly on the sample (for liquid samples) or by extraction of the residual moisture with anhydrous methanol (for solid samples)

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Chemical analysis

ICP-OES spectrometry, an extremely precise, accurate, and versatile technique, the sample is dissolved in a known volume of solution, which is then nebulized in an argon plasma torch generated by a radio frequency

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Failure analysis

The main technique for analysing material defects is scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
coupled with energy dispersion microanalysis (EDS)

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Rubbers, Plastics, Synthetic fibers

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and
Thermogravimetry (TGA) are the three techniques that, often in conjunction with each other,
allow the characterization of all polymeric materials

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Packaging

Suitability of materials for contact with food, global and specific migration test (metals, amines, dyes)

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Materials containing asbestos

Analysis of asbestos-containing or potentially contaminated artifacts and waste by
Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

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Metallographic Analysis

The choice of a metal alloy for a particular purpose cannot always be made on the basis of previous data

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Scanning electron microscopy

To better meet customer needs, APM provides the scanning electron microscopy laboratory for analysis sessions with customer assistance

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Oils and fats

Determination of the water content according to Karl Fisher,

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Pigments, paints and protective coatings

Analysis and identification of paint type by Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Analysis is possible even on very small surfaces thanks to the
FTIR microscope included in delivery

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Corrosion tests

Accelerated corrosion tests are performed in accordance with the main national and international standards (ASTM B117, EN ISO 9227) or according to specifications of the customer (Automotive sector)

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Mechanical and technological tests

APM has a workshop equipped for cutting and machining test specimens, even on large
parts, and is able to build equipment to specific standards provided by the customer

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Electronic cards and equipment

Macrographic and micrographic examination of welds, measurement of the thicknesses and the intermetallic layer…

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Mechanical component cleaning test

The continuous development of quality standards in the Automotive sector requires the use of components with an ever decreasing content of impurities and processing residues

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Fogging Test

The fogging test, or mist test, measures the tendency of materials to release volatile
substances collected on a cold surface maintained at a controlled temperature

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Slow thermal cycles

Thermal aging tests are used to test the adaptability and resistance of materials to cycles of slow temperature and humidity changes according to specific ramps and programs

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