Polymer Testing Laboratory

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APPLIED TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. IS A2LA ACCREDITED TO PERFORM MORE THAN TWENTY POLYMER-RELATED TESTING METHODS TO NEARLY FOUR DOZEN WIDELY-RECOGNIZED STANDARDS. OUR VETERAN CHEMISTS RETURN ACCURATE FINDINGS FASTER THAN OTHER POLYMER LABORATORIES.

Reasons for Testing

Manufacturers test the polymers they use in their products for any variety of reasons. Whether testing is needed to address a quality control concern, ensure regulation compliance, promote safety performance, conduct preventative maintenance, carry out a failure analysis, or determine the material’s identity, ATS can supply clients with the insight that is needed to achieve these goals.

Our laboratory employs a wide variety of polymer testing methods to discern the chemical, mechanical, and thermal properties of sample materials. The table to the right reflects the polymer-related test methods that ATS performs to their internationally-recognized standards:


ATS and Materials Testing

ATS has provided world-class testing, engineering consulting, and inspection services for over 50 years. We serve clients across the U.S. who hail from a variety of different industries. Our respected testing laboratories are A2LA accredited to perform more than twenty polymer-related testing methods to nearly four dozen internationally-recognized standards.

Whatever your polymer testing needs – whether complicated or simple – ATS is equipped to handle them; our history of quickly returning accurate results speaks for itself. Let us take care of your polymer problems today.

Testing Capabilities Overview
Method Standard(s)
Accelerated Weathering (UV Degradation) ASTM G154
ISO 11507
A2LA Accredited
Charpy Impact ASTM D6110
ISO 179
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (via TMA) ASTM E1545
ASTM E831
A2LA Accredited
Color Testing ASTM D2244
ISO 7724
A2LA Accredited
Compression Set for Durability and Elasticity ASTM D395
A2LA Accredited
Compressive Strength ASTM D695
A2LA Accredited
Dielectric Strength / Breakdown MIL-STD-202G Method 301
ASTM D149
IEC 60243
A2LA Accreditation
Durometer Hardness ASTM D2240
DIN 53505
A2LA Accredited
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) ASTM D5023
ASTM D5026
ASTM D5418
ASTM D4065
ASTM E1640
A2LA Accredited
Failure Analysis of Plastics ATS Proc. 931
ASM HBK Vol.11
A2LA Accredited
Filler Content, Dehydration / Desolvation, and Decomposition Analysis (via Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)) ASTM E1131
ASTM E1641
ASTM E1868
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 Aging and Thermal Stability Various Standards
Heat Deflection Temperature Under a Load (DTUL) ASTM D648
ISO 75-1
A2LA Accredited
Inherent / Intrinsic Viscosity ASTM D2857
ASTM D789
ASTM D1243
ASTM D1601
ASTM D4603
ASTM D3591
ISO 307:2007
Izod Hardness ASTM D256
ISO 180
A2LA Accredited
Melt Flow Rate ASTM D1238
A2LA Accredited
Polymer Identification (via FTIR) ASTM E1252
A2LA Accredited
Specular Gloss ASTM D523
ISO 2813
A2LA Accredited
Tensile Strength of Polymers ASTM D412
ASTM D638
ISO 527-1
DIN 53504
A2LA Accredited
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) ASTM E1545
ASTM E831
A2LA Accredited
Universal Impact ASTM D2794
ISO 6272-1
A2LA Accredited

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