Plastic Testing

Plastic Sample Materials

APPLIED TECHNICAL SERVICES IS A RENOWNED POLYMER TESTING PROVIDER. OUR PLASTIC TESTING LAB IS EXPERIENCED IN PERFORMING AN ABUNDANCE OF TESTS TO DETERMINE VARIOUS THERMAL, MECHANICAL, AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF YOUR PLASTIC SAMPLE.

Reasons for Testing

Plastics have a multitude of characteristics – physical, chemical, and thermal – that vary according to their composition. These specific qualities make one more attractive to a manufacturer as an ingredient for a product than another.

Manufacturers need to check those qualities for any variety of reasons, be it quality control or failure analysis, to establish whether that plastic component will perform its function satisfactorily. When they need to confirm or discover those characteristics, manufacturers send their samples to a polymer testing lab like Applied Technical Services to get the answers they need.

ATS employs an assortment of tests to determine those important properties in plastics. The table to the right reflects the methods we perform to their relevant, internationally-recognized standards:




Testing Capabilities
Method Standard(s)
Charpy Impact ASTM D6110
ISO 179
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) ASTM D5023
ASTM D5026
ASTM D5418
ASTM D4065
ASTM E1640
A2LA Accredited
Flammability of Plastics UL 94
A2LA Accredited
Flexural Strength ASTM D790
ISO 178
A2LA Accredited
Glass Transition, Melting Point, Crystallinity, Heat Capacity (via DSC) ASTM D3418
ASTM E1356
ASTM E793
ASTM E794
A2LA Accredited
Heat Deflection Temperature Under a Load (DTUL) ASTM D648
ISO 75-1
A2LA Accredited
Izod Hardness ASTM D256
ISO 180
A2LA Accredited
Melt Flow Rate ASTM D1238
A2LA Accredited
Tensile Strength of Polymers ASTM D412
ASTM D638
ISO 527-1
DIN 53504
A2LA Accredited
ATS and Analysis of Plastics

For over 50 years, ATS has provided peerless testing, inspection, and engineering consulting services. We serve clients from a range of industries who come to us with a variety of needs.

Our polymer testing laboratories are staffed with talented chemists and technicians, able to quickly return accurate results because of their mastery of our state-of-the-art equipment. ATS is A2LA accredited to conduct a variety of plastic-related tests to help clients answer the important performance questions about their sample materials – if you have questions about your plastic, we can help you too.

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