Trainings and practical seminars

Advanced training plays an important role in order to promote and improve your staff and your company.

In our seminars, we would like to have you a part in our advanced experience in the fields of failure analysis of polymer materials as well as material- and component testing. All participants will be introduced into the complex correlation between materials and their processing and application. Moreover, they will learn how to analyse damaged components and how to interpret the observations made. We know how important it is to link theoretical aspects to the practical problems.

Visit our next seminar about the cooperation with the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) (German Society for Material Sciences): 

Damage Analysis and part inspection for plastics (in German),

  • 2 day theory seminar from  the 19th - 20th of September 2022, at the Waldhotel in Rheinbach

On request we will adapt the content of our trainings to your requirements and wishes. Seminars can be held on our Campus as well as at your place (in-house seminar), whether with practical or theoretical focus - willingly using your current cases of interest.

We will adjust the topics of our seminars, so that all participants will gain the maximum profit. 


Our seminars will deal with the following topics:


Fundamental seminar

  • Properties, processing and application of thermoplasts
  • Properties, processing and application of duroplasts and elastomeres


Operator seminars

  • Characterisation and evaluation of mechanical and thermal properties of polymers
  • Polymer analysis
  • Failure analysis and construction component testing of polymers


Practical seminars

  • Working with thermal analysis methods (DSC, DMA, DEA)
  • Working with mechanical analysis methods (tensile test, bend test, notch-bar impact test, relaxation, etc.)
  • Use of Pyrolysis-GC/MS
  • Identifying polymers
  • Use of the microscope for the analysis of polymere construction components
  • Failure analysis of polymeres, composites and adhesions