Polymer Laboratories

Polymer Laboratories
Importance of Polymer Analysis
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, Applied Technical Services’ polymer laboratories can supply clients with the insight they need to achieve these goals.

ATS is ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited to perform more than twenty polymer-related testing methods to nearly four dozen widely recognized industry standards. Our polymer laboratories employ veteran chemists, engineers and technicians, who return accurate findings quickly because of their familiarity with performing relevant methods of polymer analysis. They utilize a wide variety of polymer testing methods to discern the chemical, mechanical, and thermal properties of sample materials. The following table reflects the polymer-related test methods that ATS performs to their internationally recognized standards:

Polymer Laboratories Testing Capabilities
Method Standard
ASTM G154
ISO 11507
A2LA Accredited
ASTM D6110
ISO 179
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (via TMA)
ASTM E831
A2LA Accredited
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 Accredited
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
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
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 Impact
ASTM D256
ISO 180
A2LA Accredited
Melt Flow Rate
ASTM D1238
A2LA Accredited
Polymer Identification (via FTIR)
ASTM E1252
A2LA Accredited
ASTM D523
ISO 2813
A2LA Accredited
ASTM D412
ASTM D638
ISO 527-1
DIN 53504
A2LA Accredited
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
ASTM E1545
ASTM E831
A2LA Accredited
Coating Impact
ASTM D2794
ISO 6272-1
A2LA Accredited
ATS' Commitment to Quality

ATS has provided world-class testing, engineering consulting, and inspection services for over 50 years. We serve clients the world over who hail from a variety of different industries. To ensure the excellence and consistency of our services, our polymer labs operate according to our ISO 9001 certified quality management system. By adhering to the principles outlined in this internationally recognized standard on quality assurance practices, ATS is able to provide continually improving customer service. Our policy is to provide clients with:

  • Engaged, Accessible, and Responsive Personnel
  • Clear, Accurate, and Detailed Test Results
  • Quick Turnaround Times

ATS is equipped to handle whatever polymer testing needs your company may face. Contact our polymer laboratories today — We take a closer look!

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