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Artis | Failure Analysis

Offering an entry point to rubber and polymer failure analysis that suits your exact needs and budget

Failure Analysis

With our investment in state of the art facilities and experienced scientists we can give you the answers you need 

We offer a fast, cost-effective, service for resolving failure issues associated with polymeric materials. Our wealth of experience and comprehensive understanding of underlying mechanisms of degradation, allow us to accurately and efficiently pinpoint the origin of the issue.


Our extensively equipped analytical facility has been tailored for the analysis of polymeric materials, which is paired with our highly experienced scientists in order to give our customers the answers they require and robust solutions to improve product perforce.

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Microscopy Investigation

Providing optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) we can assess failed articles to characterise the damage morphology and to identify the presence of contaminants.  Energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and dispersion analysis are also available to help identify the nature of foreign materials within failed or defect parts.


Chemical and Thermal Analysis

Our state of the art analytical test methodology allows us to fully characterise a polymeric compound to provide you with a report that interprets the results moving your problem forward.  Techniques we employ include:

• Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)
• High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
• Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography (PGC)
• Infra-Red Spectroscopy (IR)
• Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
• Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
• Ion Chromatography (IC)

 With our combined history and experience in industries ranging from carbon black, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, defence, transport and recycling industries, we know what it takes to find you a solution.  Search our knowledge base to learn more about the depth of our experience in failure analysis and more.

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Dr Chris Norris

Chris has many years of experience of forensically analysing of product failures. He recently redeveloped an offshore product to deal with failures due to ozone degradation in an offshore application.



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Mike Hale

Mike brings over 30 years of analytical experience from raw material evaluation in a compounding plant to compositional analysis of rubber products. Mike has developed numerous analytical methods for the evaluation of interactions of rubber materials with their environment.


Call Mike now on +44 (0)1225 896 500 or send him an enquiry




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