Physical Testing of Polymers and Plastics

At Polymer Diagnostics, Inc., we have the equipment and the personnel to assist you in developing extensive data on your materials' physical properties. Our lab has the ability to perform over 50 accredited tests.  We can put those capabilities to work for you. Armed with qualitative and quantitative data on your materials characteristics, your organization can gain an immediate and substantial advantage over competitors in your industry.

Accredited to ISO-17025 through A2LA, the PDI laboratory performs a wide variety of physical and mechanical tests in accordance with ASTM procedures to provide you with the high quality data you need.  Our team can consult with you to determine the tests that are most suited to your needs. Contact our scientists for more information.

Physical Testing Capabilites and Standards

Weathering and Aging

Accelerated weathering, oven aging ( D573), and an environmental chamber

Fire and Flame Testing

Flame and fire testing including UL and ASTM standardized test

Tensile Testing

ASTM D412 (Method A), D638, D882; ISO 37, 527-1/5

Impact Testing

ASTM D256, ISO 180, ASTM D4812, ASTM D4226, ASTM D5420, ASTM D3763; ISO 6603-2, D 1822

HDT/Vicat

ASTM D648, ISO 75-1/2

Electrical Properties

ASTM D257 D149

Brittleness

ASTM D746, D2137

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

ASTM D696

Hardness

ASTM D2240

Melt Flow Index

ASTM D1238; ISO 1133

Flexural Properties

ASTM D790; ISO 178

PVC Fusion

ASTM D2538

Color and Gloss

ASTM D2244, E1331, ASTM D523

Density and Specific Gravity

ASTM D792 (Method A), ISO 1183-1

Immersion Testing

ASTM D543 (Practice A)

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