Borealis opts for automated testing solution from ZwickRoell

The Borealis factory at Schwechat, Austria, is one of the most modern and important plastics production sites in Europe. The annual capacity for polyolefin, which includes both polypropylene and polyethylene, is around 1 million tonnes. For automated quality control of the plastics, Borealis uses two ZwickRoell Allround-Line table-top testing machines. Automated tensile tests with nominal forces of 5 and 10kN are carried out in accordance with standards including ISO 527, with automated flexure tests to ISO 178. The specimens tested cover a wide range of dimensions.