Capabilities

All SCOPIC products are developed, manufactured and tested in-house.

We have comprehensive environmental, mechanical and analytical test equipment, alongside pilot and production scale manufacturing for polymers, resins, silicone & rubber. These capabilities ensure we are best positioned to provide all customers with the optimum solution for their individual applications.

Polymer extrusion, compounding & moulding​

36mm Kerke twin screw production extruder
30mm Baker-Perkins twin screw pilot-scale extruder
16mm Thermo Fisher twin screw lab-scale extruder
Arburg 50 tonne Allrounder injection moulder
Boy 15 tonne injection moulder

Silicone & rubber compounding

Winkworth 50 litre production z-blade mixer
Winkworth 11 litre lab-scale Z-blade mixer
Lab 2-roll mill (x 2)

Mechanical Testing

Tinius Olsen 10kN tensile tester
Mecmesin 250N tensile tester
Mecmesin 250N compression/flexure test
Ray-Ran IZOD impact tester
Ray-Ran CHARPY impact tester
Taber Abrader (x2)

Tensile testing is a fundamental materials test in which a sample is subjected to a controlled tension until failure. The results from the test are commonly used to select a material for an application, for quality control, and to predict how a material will react under normal forces.

SCOPIC utilises a 10kN Tinius Olsen tensile testing machine and associated software capable of testing and reporting yield/tensile strength, modulus, elongation etc on a range of filled and unfilled polymers.

The information obtained from such testing allows for tensile characterisation of polymer samples and analysis of the effect of functional additives.

Impact testing utilises the kinetic energy of a falling pendulum hammer to break a test sample, in order to determine the energy required to do so.

The resultant data gives a measure of impact toughness, and can be used to report comparisons between different materials and the effect of functional additives on this property. SCOPIC can perform testing and report to both Izod (test sample clamped vertically) and Charpy (test sample rests horizontally) methods.

Any additive can affect the mechanical strength of a material, and carrying out this testing in house allows us to really put our products (and yours!) through their paces when it comes to tensile and impact strength.

Metal/Magnetic Detection

Safeline twin head metal detector

X-Ray Detection

Minebea X-ray detector

Our X-ray Inspection System fully supports the development of your products in the area of detectable plastics and rubbers. Any applications where there is a risk of small fragments entering the production flow will greatly benefit from the addition of X-ray detectable properties.

Products such as tags, straps, pallets, seals etc. need to be detected in order to minimise the risk of them entering the consumer chain. This will ultimately avoid costly product recalls.

Material analysis

Netzsch thermal conductivity analyser
Mettler Toledo moisture analyser
Tinius Olsen melt flow analyser
Ashing furnace
Viscosity tester

Environmental testing

Atlas SunTest CPS+ xenon
QUV Weathering station
Labcold -30degC freezer
35-90degC water bath (x2)