CDI has an in-house material characterization laboratory that supports the product development and production teams.

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The lab has extensive capability to quantify material and product properties for material application analysis, incoming material quality, and product failure analysis.

The Materials Characterization Lab provides CDI with accurate and timely results to minimize downtime, maintain high quality, and keep costs low. It has the latest in high tech testing equipment. With this equipment the lab:

  • Analyzes material properties, including molecular weight, rheological, thermal, and physical
  • Performs resin substitution analysis for improved performance and/or lower cost
  • Performs failure analysis / defect analysis - identifying contamination and its source. Isolating causes helps to prevent future occurrences
  • Performs troubleshooting analysis - finding differences or flaws in materials and working with the suppliers to correct the problem.