West System

Their resin and hardener formulas, ingredients and combinations are tested to compare fatigue strength, compression strength, glass transition temperature, and peak exotherm. Qualified samples undergo additional tests for hardness, tensile strength, tensile elongation, tensile modulus, flexural strength, flexural modulus, heat deflection temperature, impact resistance and moisture exclusion effectiveness. This level of testing ensures that any change in a formula will improve one or more of a product’s characteristics without diminishing any other characteristics.