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Mexico Technical Center (Juárez)

Delphi Mexico Technical Center Polymer Materials Analysis and Testing Laboratory

The Polymer Materials Analysis and Testing Laboratory at the Delphi Mexico Technical Center (MTC) provides manufacturers with expert guidance through material testing and evaluation to help identify and select the most appropriate polymer materials for use in new product development. The Lab offers a wide range of testing capabilities for plastics, rubber, adhesives, epoxy, and paints and coatings. The Lab's services include:

  • Material characterization
  • Failure analysis
  • Product evaluation
  • Aging studies
  • Material identification and classification

Delphi's Polymer Material Analysis and Testing Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation. Its dedicated staff of scientists and technicians offers valuable expertise, which manufacturers may not have in-house or that can supplement their existing capabilities.


Delphi's MTC Polymer Material Analysis and Testing Laboratory services include:

  • Chemical Characterization
    • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
      • Polymer resin identification
      • Organic contamination identification
      • Epoxy identification
    • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (GCMS)
      • Polymer resin identification
      • Polymer additives identification
      • Organic contamination identification
    • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)
      • Filler type and chemistry identification (glass fiber, mineral, mica, talc, etc.)
    • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)
      • Heat stabilizer analysis in polymers
      • Elemental analysis by digestion (Cu, Al, Pb, Zn, Cr, Ni, Cd, Fe, Mn, As, Hg, Mg, and Ag)
    • Ion Chromatography
      • Anion (F, CI-, NO2-, NO3-, Br-, SO4-, SO3-) and Cation (Li+, Na+, NH4+, K+, Mg+, Ca+) determination
  • Thermal Analysis
    • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
      • Melting point determination in plastics
      • Glass transition temperature in polymers
      • Oxidation time in plastic
      • Crystallinity in polymers
    • Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
      • Filler percent determination in polymers
      • Carbon black percent determination in polymers
    • Thermo Mechanical Analysis (TMA)
      • Coefficient thermal expansion (CTE)
      • Glass transition in polymers
      • Softening point in polymers
    • Soxleth Extraction
      • Quantification of additives and/or plasticizer in polymers
  • Mechanical Testing
    • Hardness Testing
      • Shore A and Shore D hardness scale for polymers
      • IRDHM Microhardness scale for rubber material
    • Tensile Testing
      • Ultimate tensile strength (UTS)
      • Yield strength (YS)
      • Percent elongation
      • Static elastic modulus
      • Tear strength
  • Polymer Aging for Plastics, Elastomers and Organic Coatings
    • Fluid Exposure
      • Fuel soak (gasoline, diesel, and bio-diesel) 
      • Oil soak (transmission, engine, ASTM fluids)
      • Soak in various fluids (antifreeze and others as requested)
    • Heat Aging
      • Isothermal, temperature profile
      • Humidity
      • Thermo shock and thermo cycling
      • Combined aging
  • Electrical Testing
    • Electrical Properties
      • Dielectric strength volume resistivity
      • Surface resistivity
      • Dissipation factor

Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detector provides analysis of organic material characterization and identification.

Scanning Electron Microscope-Energy Dispersive Spectroscope provides high magnification for failure analysis and micro analysis.

The Delphi Advantage

The Delphi Mexico Technical Center supports hundreds of customers worldwide in the design, development, testing, and validation of their products. It is certified to the ISO/TS16949 Standard for Automotive Supplier Quality Management Systems. The MTC is also certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard. It is part of Delphi's network of state-of-the-art technical centers around the world.

Delphi is a leading global supplier of a broad range of technologies with manufacturing facilities located in more than 30 countries. Our products are engineered to meet the rigorous standards of the automotive industry, but Delphi technologies are also found in many other industries. We leverage our rich heritage and extensive technical knowledge to offer our customers an array of innovative, cost competitive solutions.

Contact Information

Veronica Ortega
Business Development – Labs & Engineering Services
Delphi Mexico Technical Center
Ave. Hermanos Escobar # 5756, Col. FOVISSSTE Chamizal
Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua 32310
U.S. Phone: 915.612.7948
Mexico Phone: +52.656.629.7100 Ext. 57948
E-mail: veronica.ortega@delphi.com