Polymer Testing And Analysis

Polymer Testing and Analysis

We are accredited to perform polymer and plastic testing in accordance with ASTM, ISO, AS and other recognized testing standards. We perform analysis on many different types of polymers including thermoplastics, thermosets, adhesives, elastomers, rubbers, etc., and can help assure that your materials meet your exact manufacturing specifications.

GIS tests and analyses all types of polymers. Our polymer and plastic testing experts have investigated a wide range of polymeric materials, including:

• Thermoplastics
• Thermosets
• Rubbers & elastomers
• Engineering polymers
• Geomembranes

• Composites
• Polyurethanes
• Adhesives & sealants
• Paints & coatings
• Synthetic fibres
• Plastic films

Our technical experts have years of experience interpreting this data to investigate polymer challenges such as:

• Compositional analysis
• Raw material analysis (resins, additives)
• Contaminant or impurity identification
• Polymer failures
• Off-color, off-odor problems
• Product failures analysis
• Comparative analysis
• Good vs. bad sample investigations
• Deformulation (reverse engineering)

Our Polymer testing methods include:

• Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)
• Attenuated Total Reflectance Accessories (ATR)
• Scanning Electron Microscopy
• Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy
• Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
• Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
• Melt Flow Indexer (MFI)
• Filler Content and ID

• Particle Cleanliness
• Hardness Testing
• Real Time X-Ray
• Density
• Specific Gravity
• Tensile Testing
• Compression Testing
• Flex Modulus

Contact us today to find out how our polymer testing can assure the safe and efficient use of your polymeric materials, and compliance with all relevant national and international standards.

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