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Wear & failure of polymer and composite parts

Area of expertise

Polymer, elastomer, composite materials

Usure rupture de pièce en composite

Understand and anticipate plastic, composite and elastomer material breaks


Having experienced a failure for a composite, plastic or elastomer part or a paint coating, you want to:
• identify causes, understand origins and find solutions to guarantee your product quality
• identify the responsibilities for each contributor in order to improve your organization


According to your needs, realize a full study of every parameter related to failure with:
• on-site expertise
• material analysis: break analyses, geometric and material-condition analysis, material mechanical and physico-chemical characterization
• in-lab simulation: accelerated ageing simulation, structure dimensioning, computation/tests matching, defects nocivity simulation
• manufacturing and control process analysis
• support for process redesign and improvement


• Cetim's general approach which combines multiple skills and handles failure from origin to solution in order to help you reduce costs
• as the French leader in failure analysis and mechanical expertise with a wide experience of more than 30 000 cases, Cetim guarantees you neutral and reliable results
• access to most advanced technologies, means and experts to help you innovate

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Our references

Recommendations for painting cabinets

( Alstom Power)

A dual-shaded defect

( Grand Perret)

Tracking down failures

( Jean Garnero, Court-ordered appraisal)

Partnership for flexibility and swiftness

( Technetics Group France)

Failure analysis

Mechanical breakdown, non-compliant product ? Our dedicated teams do failure analyses on a daily basis and give you assents and recommendations to help you understand the causes and origins of the problem.

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