Verify Composition and Properties with Polymer Testing
Polymers such as plastics and elastomers play a large part in our everyday lives and are used in all types of manufacturing by many different industries. Plastics are a large and varied group of synthetic materials that are generally categorized as thermoset plastics or thermoplastics. The two categories are differentiated by the ability of thermoplastics to return to their original form when heated, while thermoset plastics cannot. Elastomers are basically various types of rubber with the ability to be stretched significantly and return to their original shape without permanent deformation. Polymeric materials encompass a variety of familiar materials including PVC, PVB, polystyrene, polyethylene, polypropylene, neoprene, nylon, synthetic rubber, silicone, Bakelite and much more.
Laboratory Testing, Inc.’s expert technicians can perform polymer testing and analysis to answer questions about your material such as hardness, tensile strength, yield strength, ductility, chemical bonds, molecular structure and composition. We provide necessary information for reliable material evaluation, selection and identification, so you can avoid problems and unnecessary costs associated with manufacturing errors or material failures.
LTI Polymer Testing Capabilities
Calibration services are also offered to ensure reliable output from gages, measuring hand tools, and other measuring instruments (pressure, torque, force, electrical, temperature, mass, vacuum) used in your production processes. Our team of field technicians also provides on-site calibration, adjustments and repairs for equipment such as surface plates, optical comparators, ovens and furnaces, hardness testers, scales and balances, temperature controllers and more.