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Measure tensile strength (& elongation) – stretch until bar breaks
Resistance to bending Izod Impact Measure resistance to breaking[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Physical/Chemical Testing” style=”fancy”]
Measures chemical components via elemental analysis to assure proper composition to meet customer’s requirements. Used to monitor flame retardant chemicals in products.
Used to aid in measuring level of components in products. Number relates directly to densities of materials used to make products.
Uses reference standards to meet the customer’s exact “color matching” for his product.
Used to dry a known amount of sample to determine moisture content (weighing before and after). “Loss on Drying”.
Measures nitrogen content of a material. We use this to measure the level of antistatic “active” compound in our product.
For measurement of inorganic content in compounds and masterbatches.
Products of correct make-up will have characteristic flow properties when heated. Affected by the type of plastic used and materials compounded into the resin.
Heat Distortion Temperature/Vicat Softening Temperature: Gives an indication of the temperature at which a part begins to soften or bend under weight.
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Electrostatic Testing for Anti-Stat and Conductive Products
Measure electrical surface resistance of product. Critical for performance when letdown to make film for anti-static bags (Example: computer parts bags). Products are designed not to allow for build-up of static charge.
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Laboratory-scale compounding equipment for preliminary product development formulating.
1” single-screw extruder for small-scale lab letdowns of concentrates.
Killion Blown Film Tower
Used for preparation of films for testing of flame retardant and antistatic masterbatches.
Toshiba 85 Ton Injection Molding Machine
Used for the preparation of ASTM Test bars.