Plastics and rubbers

For producers of plastics and rubber products we offer Sweden’s broadest range of technical analyses, testings and certification systems.
Product development

SP works widely towards the plastics and rubbers industries. We help plastic producing companies with development of new materials and materials for new applications. It is mainly about optimizing plastic recipes regarding specific properties. In the last years we have for instance helped some customers to develop nano composites for special applications.

Long term performance

A central property for polymeric materials is ageing behaviour, which we work with very widely. We simulate ageing of plastics and rubbers in many different environments with heat, sun, chemicals, mechanical stress and water. We also evaluate desired ageing like biological degradation and offer certification of biodegradable products.

Building materials

Another area where we offer certification is polymeric building materials. It can be about CE-marking but many times our costumes aim higher with our quality marking system, the P-mark. This certification is administrated by our affiliated company Sitac.

Core competence

Our high competence areas are pipes, vehicle cables, waterproofing products for bathrooms, recycling, degradation, nano composites, plasticizers and cyclic mechanical stress.

You find individual services in the list to the right.


Rubber testing

We can perform all common tests and analyses on rubber materials and products as well as customized tests for special areas.Read more...

Materials for use in wet areas

SP is the only testing institute in Sweden, which is accredited by the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment (SWEDAC) for the current testing methods. Read more...

Sports Surfaces

SP has the largest national resource for testing of sports surfaces. We cover surface characteristics and mechanical properties as well as fire tests and chemical analysis of surfaces.Read more...
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