Material selection is a critical factor in product development, whether selecting a yarn for textile development or a resin for coating. During pre-development mechanical testing may be undertaken to help inform material selection.
Process development for coated devices is supported through evaluation of dilute solution viscometry to assess inherent viscosity. In addition, resorbable materials undergo residual moisture detection, before, during and after processing to determine material quality and potential affect to degradation/ shelf life.
Visual & Dimensional Characterisation
Non-contact measurement systems are used for both coatings and textiles to verify thickness and any thickness variation at the sub-micron level. Coating flow characteristics on a particular substrate and yarn configurations are also supported by high magnification microscope inspection and recorded with high-resolution imagery.