Leeson Polyurethanes offers our customers strong technical support in all areas of our business. We understand that many customers may be using our products for the first time, while others may have used them before, and some customers are looking for a bespoke polyurethane product; all of whom require varying levels of technical support.
We now have a dedicated test equipment room with QUV, Instron and Environmental Chamber, a customer demonstration area and a further development and Q/C lab. This allows us to test and demonstrate the quality of our products to customers, as well as providing an area for delivering customer training. For a list of some of our testing equipment and procedures see below.
Our products are manufactured to stringent procedures, and every batch made is individually quality checked by our laboratory prior to despatch. We operate an ISO 9001:2015 Quality System, as well as being externally audited by the BBA.
Our polyurethane specialised laboratory develops all of our products in house. This gives us the ability to offer our customers a high degree of flexibility in formulations, tailoring them to their precise needs.
We work closely with our customers to produce testing procedures that match their final application requirements. These include:
Taber Abrasion: Here resistance to abrasion can be tested.
QUV: The long term weathering performance of our products can be tested with this equipment.
Instron: Products are tested to destruction, recording the Tensile Strength and Elongation.
Plural Spray Equipment: This is used to develop and demonstrate our range of 2 component fast curing coatings.
Bomb Calorimeter: This equipment allows us to accurately determine the calorific values of materials, including our adhesives. This is becoming increasingly important for fire risk assessment.
Presses: Our laboratory has a number of different presses including vacuum blanket and hydraulic which can be set to identical operating criteria as those used on the final user’s equipment.
Panel Testing Rig: This equipment is able to repeatedly stress load a panel and so can either simulate the in use demands a panel will experience, or be used to test a panel to destruction.