Plastic Testing Lab

Plastic Testing Lab
Importance of Plastic Testing
Plastics have a multitude of characteristics — physical, chemical, and thermal — that vary according to their composition. These specific traits make one plastic a more attractive design material than another, depending on how the manufacturer intends the product to be used. Manufacturers need to positively verify those performance characteristics 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 qualities, manufacturers send their samples to a plastic testing lab like Applied Technical Services to get the answers they need.

ATS is a respected polymer testing provider. Chemists, engineers, and technicians in our plastic testing lab regularly use a variety of analytical methods to verify and measure the unique performance characteristics of clients’ sample materials. ATS employs an assortment of tests to determine those important properties in plastics. The following table reflects the methods we perform to their relevant, internationally recognized standards:

Plastic Testing Lab Capabilities
Method Standard
ASTM D6110
ISO 179
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
ASTM D5023
ASTM D5026
ASTM D5418
ASTM D4065
ASTM E1640
A2LA Accredited
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 Load (DTUL)
ASTM D648
ISO 75-1
A2LA Accredited
Izod Impact
ASTM D256
ISO 180
A2LA Accredited
Melt Flow Rate
ASTM D1238
A2LA Accredited
ASTM D412
ASTM D638
ISO 527-1
DIN 53504
A2LA Accredited
ATS' Commitment to Quality

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

Our polymer testing laboratories are staffed with talented chemists, engineers, and technicians, able to quickly return accurate results because of their mastery of our state-of-the-art equipment. ATS is ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited to conduct methods of plastics testing and  analysis to their internationally recognized standards, as noted above. We use these methods to help clients answer the important performance questions about their sample materials – if you have questions about your plastics, we can help you too.

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