Polymer Testing

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EVEN AMONG OTHER POLYMER LABS, APPLIED TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. IS ONE OF THE FOREMOST TESTING PROVIDERS. WE OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE ARRAY OF POLYMER TESTING SERVICES AND CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH THE IMPORTANT ANSWERS ABOUT YOUR SAMPLE MATERIAL.

Why Test Polymers?

A manufacturer may need to have polymer testing performed on their product for any variety of reasons: preventative maintenance, failure analysis, material identification, quality control, safety performance, regulation compliance, etc.

A client in need of insight on these sorts of challenges submits samples of their product to polymer labs like Applied Technical Services for testing. ATS performs a litany of tests to establish mechanical, thermal, and chemical characteristics of the testing sample. We work with a variety of industries, including: aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, consumer products, medical devices, transportation, and others. The table to the right reflects our polymer testing capabilities, frequently performed to their relevant standards.


ATS and Polymer Testing

For over 50 years, ATS has provided world-class testing, inspection, and engineering consulting services to clients from a variety of industries. Our labs are staffed by a talented collection of chemists and technicians, each one an expert in their field. Their skills, combined with ATS’ finely calibrated equipment, allow us to supply accurate results within a quick turn-around window.

Our labs are A2LA accredited to perform nearly two dozen methods of polymer-related testing to their internationally-recognized standards. We are the best match to handle your polymer testing needs – we offer the insight manufacturers need to move forward.

Testing Capabilities
Method Standard(s)
Failure Analysis of Plastics ATS Proc. 931
ASM HBK Vol.11
A2LA Accredited
Tensile Strength of Polymers ASTM D412
ASTM D638
ISO 527-1
DIN 53504
A2LA Accredited
Flexural Strength ASTM D790
ISO 178
A2LA Accredited
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) ASTM D5023
ASTM D5026
ASTM D5418
ASTM D4065
ASTM E1640
A2LA Accredited
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) ASTM E1545
ASTM E831
A2LA Accredited
Durometer Hardness ASTM D2240
DIN 53505
A2LA Accredited
Flammability of Plastics UL 94
A2LA Accredited
Compression Set for Durability and Elasticity ASTM D395
A2LA Accredited
Compressive Strength ASTM D695
A2LA Accredited
Izod Hardness ASTM D256
ISO 180
A2LA Accredited
Charpy Impact ASTM D6110
ISO 179
Universal Impact ASTM D2794
ISO 6272-1
A2LA Accredited
Heat Deflection Temperature Under a Load (DTUL) ASTM D648
ISO 75-1
A2LA Accredited
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (via TMA) ASTM E1545
ASTM E831
A2LA Accredited
Heat Aging and Thermal Stability Various Standards
Accelerated Weathering (UV Degradation) ASTM G154
ISO 11507
A2LA Accredited
Dielectric Strength / Breakdown MIL-STD-202G Method 301
ASTM D149
IEC 60243
A2LA Accreditation
Glass Transition, Melting Point, Crystallinity, Heat Capacity (via DSC) ASTM D3418
ASTM E1356
ASTM E793
ASTM E794
A2LA Accredited
Specular Gloss ASTM D523
ISO 2813
A2LA Accredited
Color Testing ASTM D2244
ISO 7724
A2LA Accredited
Filler Content, Dehydration / Desolvation, and Decomposition Analysis (via Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)) ASTM E1131
ASTM E1641
ASTM E1868
A2LA Accredited
Polymer Identification (via FTIR) ASTM E1252
A2LA Accredited
Inherent / Intrinsic Viscosity ASTM D2857
ASTM D789
ASTM D1243
ASTM D1601
ASTM D4603
ASTM D3591
ISO 307:2007
Melt Flow Rate ASTM D1238
A2LA Accredited

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