Polymer Labs

Polymer Labs
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. Clients in need of insight on these sorts of challenges submit samples of their product to testing providers who specialize in analyzing their material — such as Applied Technical Services’ polymer labs.

ATS stands at the forefront of polymer labs because we offer a comprehensive array of methods and services. Our polymer laboratories perform a litany of tests to establish mechanical, thermal, and chemical characteristics of your test samples. We are ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited to perform nearly two dozen methods of polymer-related testing to their internationally recognized standards. The following table reflects our polymer testing capabilities, performed in accordance with applicable standards.

Polymer Labs Testing Capabilities
Method Standard
Failure Analysis of Plastics
ATS Proc. 931
ASM HBK Vol.11
A2LA Accredited
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
DIN 53505
ASTM D2240
A2LA Accredited
UL 94
A2LA Accredited
Compression Set for Durability and Elasticity
ASTM D395
A2LA Accredited
Compressive Strength
ASTM D695
A2LA Accredited
Izod Impact
ASTM D256
ISO 180
A2LA Accredited
ASTM D6110
ISO 179
Coating 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
Various Standards
ASTM G154
ISO 11507
A2LA Accredited
Dielectric Strength / Breakdown
MIL-STD-202G Method 301
ASTM D149
IEC 60243
A2LA Accredited
Glass Transition, Melting Point, Crystallinity, Heat Capacity (via DSC)
ASTM D3418
ASTM E1356
ASTM E793
ASTM E794
A2LA Accredited
ASTM D523
ISO 2813
A2LA Accredited
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
ATS' Commitment to Quality

For over 50 years, ATS has provided world-class testing, inspection, and engineering consulting services to clients from a variety of industries, including: aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, consumer products, medical devices, transportation, and others. Our labs are staffed by a talented collection of chemists, engineers and technicians, each an expert in their field. Their skills, combined with ATS’ regularly calibrated highly advanced equipment, allow us to supply accurate results within a quick turn-around window.

We offer the best value to handle your polymer testing needs – we provide manufacturers the insight they need to move their business forward.

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