LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Oct. 20, 2008) — Lanxess A.G. has opened a laboratory for dynamic-mechanical analysis within the Technical Rubber Products unit's polymer testing department.
Polymer testing of this kind allows rubber compounds to be analyzed for suitability for particular applications. The company said precision instrument specialist Mettler Toledo International Inc. is providing the test equipment, including two DMA devices, while Lanxess will provide the test lab and industry knowledge.
The testing will be carried out on behalf of customers in the new Lanxess lab. Lanxess added that the Polymer Testing department is looking to expand its activities in the future and increasingly offer its services to third parties.