Services

Mehler Services

Our range of technical textiles includes a powerful service offering that adds value to your business and minimizes risks. In terms of quality conformance with specifications, we have established state-of-the-art quality control procedures to ensure that our product quality is ‘on spec’ and highly consistent. In addition, we manage the regional/global supply chain of hundreds of raw materials to make sure that our products are available on time.

Technical Support

Throughout the product life cycle we provide technical support and expertise advise for our products and solutions. Before a product leaves our site, we carefully check whether the product quality meets the specification requirements. In case of any technical issues during downstream processes or end-use, our well-trained technical experts are available to help and to solve problems. This includes lab testing, analysis and on-site support. Our customers buy not just a product, but all the technical and related services. Just contact us.

Lab Services

We are the right partner for laboratory tests that use textiles and related products such as chemicals, raw materials and environmental topics. We use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to carry out basic tests as well as highly specialized tests and analyses. Our lab experts provide the laboratory support you need, to help run your business and to achieve your product research, development, and quality goals. Our experienced lab experts guarantee reliable and fast results. If you are interested in our lab analysis program, please contact us.

Tensile Test

During the tensile test, the sample is slowly stretched at a defined speed and length. The resulting change in length and applied force is recorded until the sample breaks. In addition, hysteresis tests can be performed.

Shrinkage Test

The test identifies the shrinkage of test samples exposed to temperature. Shrinkage is measured in terms of shrinkage percentage [%] and/or shrinkage force [N].

Dip Pickup Test

The dip pickup can be measured with time-domain NMR technology, because the signals from the dip and fiber are well separated and the signal amplitude correlates to the dip pickup.

Adhesion T-Test

The degree of adhesion of the yarn to the rubber compound is measured by the T-Test. Based on the embedded length of the yarn, a certain amount of force is required to pull the yarn out of the composite structure. This force is the relevant parameter for determing the degree of adhesion of single end cords.

Adhesion Peel Test

This peel test measures the adhesion of a fabric / yarn samples to a particular type of rubber or other materials.

IR-Spectroscopy

Infrared spectroscopy is a technique to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption or emission of a test sample.

Thermal gravimetric analysis

This test measures the mass of a sample over time as the temperature changes. The results show physical phenomena, such as phase transitions, absorption, adsorption and desorption; and chemical phenomena including chemisorptions, thermal decomposition, and solid-gas reactions (e.g. oxidation or reduction).

Rheometer

Used to measure the manner in which a liquid, suspension or slurry flows in response to applied forces. It is used for those liquids which cannot be defined by a single viscosity value and therefore require more parameters to be set and measured than is the case with a viscometer. It measures the rheology of the sample.

Microscopy

Used to display and document areas of objects that are invisible to the naked eyes. Used e.g. for damage analysis of samples.

Tensile Test

During the tensile test, the sample is slowly stretched at a defined speed and length. The resulting change in length and applied force is recorded until the sample breaks. In addition, hysteresis tests can be performed.

Shrinkage Test

The test identifies the shrinkage of test samples exposed to temperature. Shrinkage is measured in terms of shrinkage percentage [%] and/or shrinkage force [N].

Dip Pickup Test

The dip pickup can be measured with time-domain NMR technology, because the signals from the dip and fiber are well separated and the signal amplitude correlates to the dip pickup.

Adhesion T-Test

The degree of adhesion of the yarn to the rubber compound is measured by the T-Test. Based on the embedded length of the yarn, a certain amount of force is required to pull the yarn out of the composite structure. This force is the relevant parameter for determing the degree of adhesion of single end cords.

Adhesion Peel Test

This peel test measures the adhesion of a fabric / yarn samples to a particular type of rubber or other materials.

IR-Spectroscopy

Infrared spectroscopy is a technique to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption or emission of a test sample.

Thermal gravimetric analysis

This test measures the mass of a sample over time as the temperature changes. The results show physical phenomena, such as phase transitions, absorption, adsorption and desorption; and chemical phenomena including chemisorptions, thermal decomposition, and solid-gas reactions (e.g. oxidation or reduction).

Rheometer

Used to measure the manner in which a liquid, suspension or slurry flows in response to applied forces. It is used for those liquids which cannot be defined by a single viscosity value and therefore require more parameters to be set and measured than is the case with a viscometer. It measures the rheology of the sample.

Microscopy

Used to display and document areas of objects that are invisible to the naked eyes. Used e.g. for damage analysis of samples.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

MEHLER is a strong development partner and highly committed to playing a key role in innovation. We see that megatrends will disrupt some markets with complete new technologies over the next few years. Technical textiles will play an increasingly important role in such developments. MEHLER has a unique team of research and development experts, a strong innovation network and is well positioned and already fully involved in these developments.

Product Development includes small product modifications, e.g. to optimize product performance in a downstream process as well as completely new technical textiles that are used for new technologies such as e-cars. We operate our Product Development in Fulda/Germany and in Famalicão/Portugal. Every time we develop a product, we work closely with our  customers to manage project goals, time, resources and any kind of deviations. Our Product Development process -from the original idea to sampling, piloting and serial production- is standardized and highly efficient to meet the requirements and to minimize time-to-market.