Research and design
In the last 10 years we have mainly studied glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP). With all its variants. Different thicknesses, different sizes, different resins, resulting in different material properties.
The tests carried out in the laboratory are based on ISO standards.
Depending on the products to be analysed, we can distinguish two groups of tests. Those carried out on the manufactured products (GRP sheets, glass fibre reinforced plastic) and those carried out on the raw material (resins and gel coat).
We also carry out quality controls on fibreglass and R&D studies.
Together with some of our customers, we develop their products, testing with different resins, carrying out studies of different chemical resistances or through UV light resistances. In this way we are able to find out which is the best option for each project.
We have mainly studied resins of the following types:
- Isophthalic resin
- Isophthalic resin + heat treatment
- Vinylester resin
- Flame retardant resin
We collaborate with external laboratories to expand possibilities by testing different indicators.
Tests under ASTM standards
- D638 Traction
- D790 Flexure
- D695 Compression
HDT, Traction and Conductivity
- HDT, Traction and Conductivity
Drinking water certificate
Control of manufactured product
1. About GRP plates
- Traction test
- Flexure test
- Density test
- Calcination test
- Barcol hardness test
2. Control of raw materials
- Viscosity test
- Density test
- Tensile test
- Flexure Test
- Gel time test
- Barcol Hardness Test
- Solids test
- Colour determination with RAL table
Learn about the NUMASTA Project New advanced materials for the development of equipment in the water treatment sector.
The project seeks to develop and implement new materials and construction methods for equipment in wastewater treatment processes.
Indemat’s participation in the NUMASTA Project consists of the research and development of composite materials, through the implementation of new polymeric matrices, new fabrics and manufacturing processes, in order to achieve maximum performance of the materials.
The NUMASTA Project was carried out in Spain under the RETOS-COLABORACIÓN 2016 Programme of the Planning and Administrative Management Branch of the State Research Agency, with a duration of 2 years.
The project leader was the company Aguambiente S.L. with Indemat S.L., CARTIF and the University of Valladolid as partners.
Other actors involved in the project and their role in it (customers, suppliers, collaborators, leaders, knowledge providers).