R&D Labs

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. conducts research across a wide variety of chemistries including: polyester, polyurethane, epoxy, polybutadiene, polyamideimide, polyimide, polyvinyl formamide, acrylics, rubbers, phenolics and others. Our research is divided into short-term and long-term projects to meet your needs today and tomorrow.

Material Testing

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. conducts a variety of long- and short-term tests for resins and magnet wire, such as listed in the chart below.

Dielectric BreakdownBond StrengthTwisted Pair Aging
Dissipation FactorTensile StrengthHelical Coil Aging
Dielectric ConstantFlexural StrengthWeight loss
Volume ResistivityCompression Strength 


EPDG is focused on both low voltage and high voltage testing. High voltage testing includes the manufacturing and processing of mica taped bars, tip-up measurements and dielectric breakdown measurements.

In addition to the tests listed above, EPDG’s testing labs participate in UL’s Third Party Test Data Program (TPTDP). This program allows the lab to perform testing for EPDG and others without UL witnesses. The scope includes the following:


UL 1446UL 746BUL 94
Electrical Insulations systemsDielectric strength aging of plasticsVertical flame testing
Varnish/resin agingTensile strength aging of plasticsHorizontal flame testing
Chemical Compatibility TestingFlexural strength aging of plasticsThin material flame testing
Magnet wire and coatings aging  


Applications Laboratory

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. has extensive capabilities to process customer supplied units including motors, transformers and taped coils. Processing includes dip and bake, trickle, roll-through and vacuum pressure impregnation.

Preparation and Application of MicroparticlesPDF
2011 September NEMA Electroindustry - "View from the Top" by Dr. Susan GrahamPDF
UP Emulsion: A novel electrical insulating materialPDF
Composite Film Technology, the Next Breakthrough in Flexible Electrical Insulating MaterialsPDF

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