Testing

Testing

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
    • Determines the thermal characteristics of your polymer such as the melting point and percent crystallinity
    • Oxidation resistance analysis
    • Kinetic modeling available
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
    • Compositional analysis for volatiles, base polymer, carbon loading, inorganics
    • Simultaneous DSC analysis available
    • Kinetic modeling available
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)
    • Material identification
    • Software capabilities for multiple component matches
  • Melt Flow Rate (MFR)
    • Determines the flow rate of a polymer under different temperatures and load
  • Microscopy
    • Microscopic imaging available up to 200X
    • Measurements (X, Y and Z planes) down to 0.005 mm or 0.0002 inches
  • Moisture
    • Determines the moisture in a material by relative humidity
  • Loss on Drying
    • Determines the weight loss associated with volatiles and moisture by exposure to elevated temperatures
  • Viscosity
    • Determines the viscosity of liquids by a rotational viscometer
  • Density
    • Determines the density of solid material
  • Bulk Density
    • Determines the volume of space occupied by a material
  • Durometer Hardness
    • Determine the hardness of a material in Shore A and D scale
  • Particle Size
    • Sieve testing with a 10 to 270 mesh range (2.00mm to 53µm)
  • Impact
    • Dart or tup drop test
  • Tensile/Compression
    • Tensile and compression testing available with up to 1500 lbs. of force
  • Pipe Burst
    • Resistance to short-time hydraulic pressure (quick burst)
  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
    • Technique to identify and quantify components within a mixture
  • Custom Testing Protocols
    • Combinations of test capabilities or other tests not listed can generate invaluable information for your specific needs
    • Examples of this include the identification of contaminants, the presence of DEHP in PVC, material degradation, percent VOC’s, and many more

 

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