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Laboratory Testing

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Laboratory Testing

General Polymer Services conducts stringent tests throughout the polymer development process. Our analytical facilities have been certified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
Our staff and laboratory technicians have decades of experience in the polymer industry, as well as a deep knowledge of all current testing methods and standards. We can offer testing services ranging from basic characterization of materials to examinations of highly complex substances.

Importance of Testing

The reasons why clients need their polymers to undergo strict testing can often be as varied as the substances themselves. These reasons can range from gaining a competitive advantage to complying with federal and state laws. The purposes behind polymer testing can include:

  • Evaluating performance
  • Identifying and quantifying contaminants
  • Establishing causes of product failures
  • Finding the source of variations within a product batch (i.e. color, texture, tensile strength, etc.)
  • Reverse engineering a competitor's product
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Reasons for Testing

The reasons why clients need their polymers to undergo strict testing can often be as varied as the substances themselves. These reasons can range from gaining a competitive advantage to complying with federal and state laws. The purposes behind polymer testing can include:

  • Evaluating performance
  • Identifying and quantifying contaminants
  • Establishing causes of product failures
  • Finding the source of variations within a product batch (i.e. color, texture, tensile strength, etc.)
  • Reverse engineering a competitor's product

Types of Testing

The testing laboratories at General Polymer Services provide testing facilities for numerous types of polymer tests. Each of these tests examines different properties of the materials, depending on the client's needs.

Analytical and Physical Testing

These tests examine the physical properties of the polymer. Since each polymer has different properties, and each client has different needs, these test can be crucial in determining if the substance's properties meets those needs. Some of these tests can include:

  • Melt Flow Analysis
  • Ash testing
  • Moisture Analysis
  • UV analysis
  • Tensile / Elongation
  • Shore Hardness
  • Specific Gravity
  • Viscosity
  • FTIR
  • Bulk Density
  • … and many more.

Contact Us

Let the team at General Polymer Services show you how we can work with you on your next polymer compounding project. Our techniques can help you boost your manufacturing capacity, without the high cost of capital investment or the inconvenience of long installation times.

To learn more about how we can help you with your next project, email us at info@generalpolymerservices.com or call us at (281) 424-4673.