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Ostthüringische Materialprüfgesellschaft für Textil und Kunststoffe mbH

Aging of plastics

Thermoplastics can age during their use. This aging can be caused by excessive temperatures, the influence of chemicals and / or exposure to light.

Long-term stability of plastics is a quality criterion for many applications. Automobile manufacturers require thermal aging tests for various plastics, such as Volkswagen AG for PP (VW 44045) or Daimler AG for plastics / plastic components of the engine air guiding (DBL 5408).

The tests are made in compliance with the different specifications. The storage times can be 168 h to 2000 h. Apart from visual tests, mechanical tests are frequently performed after aging and the results are compared with the initial values then. 

Plastic Testing

Dipl.-Ing. Ute Schwarz
Phone: + 49 3672 379 - 420
Fax: + 49 3672 379 - 379


OMPG is an accredited testing laboratory according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025.

Accreditation certificate (PDF)
Annex to accreditation certificate (PDF)


Ostthüringische Materialprüfgesellschaft für Textil- und Kunststoffe mbH

Breitscheidstraße 97
07407 Rudolstadt

Phone: + 49 3672 379 - 0
Fax: + 49 3672 379 - 379