Plastic Impact Testing

ATS technician setting up an Izod impact test

Applied Technical Services’ metallurgy department offers plastic impact testing. Our personnel can perform several types of impact tests for plastic components according to your needs and any applicable standards.

Importance of Impact Testing for Plastics
Knowing how your components respond to impact loads is an essential part of component design. With the widespread use of plastic components in a wide range of industries, more and more manufacturers are seeking plastic impact testing services. Impact testing primarily measures a material’s toughness properties, which is its ability to resist breaking after being subjected to a suddenly applied force. Plastic components can lack toughness as a result of incorrect material selection, poor product design, faulty manufacturing processes, and less-than-ideal service conditions. By conducting impact tests on plastic materials, technicians can quickly reveal susceptibilities to fractures or deformation from physical impacts.

To assess material toughness, ATS offers both Izod and Charpy impact tests that strike the test sample according to specified parameters using a pendulum type striker. Each of our impact tests are performed by qualified technicians and include a detailed testing report.

ATS – Your Trusted Provider for Impact Testing
Applied Technical Services has been a forerunner in the testing and inspection field for decades. In keeping with our commitment to excellent service quality, we execute all our services according to our ISO 9001 certified quality management system. We know the value of impact testing in ensuring that components operate as intended – and plastic impact testing is just one of the several plastic tests that we offer.

Complete List of Capabilities Related to Testing of Plastics and Rubber:

  • Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) or Modulus by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
  • Thermal Stability and Heat Aging
  • Tensile Strength of Films and Fibers
  • Polymer Identification (FT-IR)
  • Melting Point, Heat Capacity (DSC), Crystallinity, and Glass Transition (Tg)
  • Melt Flow Rate
  • Lap Shear Strength
  • Inherent/Intrinsic Viscosity
  • Heat Deflection Temp. Under a Load (HDT)
  • Gloss and Color
If you are searching for a prompt and thorough plastic impact testing service, contact us today. Our staff deliver short turnaround times and helpful client support. ATS – We take a closer look!

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