The Age of Plastics
Plastics are everywhere: in food packaging, children’s toys, cars, industrial machinery, and hundreds of other applications. They are so prevalent because of the ease with which they can be mass–produced. By combining polymers according to different recipes, we can create materials that have ridiculously high melting points, or protect from small arms fire, or ensure your fried eggs don’t stick to your frying pan. Because of the high density of their components, however, certain plastics are vulnerable to catching on fire.
Their tendency for flammability inspired governments and industries to issue consumer safety regulations for plastics. The flammability of plastics is determined through various tests from Underwriter’s Laboratories, ASTM, and ISO.
ATS and Flammability Testing
ATS is thoroughly experienced in performing UL94 and other types of flammability testing. For 50 years, ATS has provided world-class testing, consulting, engineering, and inspection services to clients from a variety of industries. Our chemists deliver the most accurate analysis in a timely manner – we will provide the information that empowers you to keep your products standard–compliant.