Laboratory tests for plastics & polymers

We offer chemical, mechanical and thermal testing for all types of plastics and polymers, even novel biobased ones. You can find all the laboratory tests you need for your materials from one place, with accurate and reliable results and help from skilled analysis experts.
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Laboratory tests for plastics & polymers

Mechanical, accelerated aging & rheological testing

We offer a large selection of mechanical, accelerated aging and rheological tests. Mechanical testing includes measurements such as tensile, flexural, shear and compressive testing. Accelerated aging testing can be weathering, thermal cycling, humidity and other conditioning testing that is used to evaluate the product’s performance in demanding environments. Rheological testing is most commonly used to determine the best processing conditions for plastic, and the methods include capillary rheometry, rotational rheometry, Brookfield viscosity and others.  

Laboratory tests for plastics & polymers

Thermal properties

Measurements for plastics and polymers can be performed with thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), thermal mechanical analysis (TMA), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Thermal analysis can be used to determine the material’s thermal stability, reaction and curing kinetics, decomposition, phase transition properties (melting, crystallization, glass transition), quality control, compositional analysis (fillers, plasticizer and polymer content), and to determine the optimal processing temperature.

Laboratory tests for plastics & polymers

Compositional analysis

We offer a large selection of analysis methods to determine the composition of your plastic and polymer products. Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) can be used to efficiently identify the main polymers in your sample. For more detailed composition analysis, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetry (TGA) or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) can be used. In addition, to get more information about your polymer’s or plastic’s molecular weight, molecular weight distribution and branching we offer a wide variety of different size exclusion chromatography (SEC), also known as gel permeation chromatography (GPC), analysis methods.

Laboratory tests for plastics & polymers

Plastic food packaging materials

Measurlabs offers a full range of migration tests for food contact materials: overall migration tests, specific migration tests, and tests for heavy metals and primary aromatic amines can all be purchased through our website.

Why choose Measurlabs?

Widest range of testing methods get all your measurements done in the same place.

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What is Measurlabs?

Measurlabs is a lab test provider for product developers and quality controllers that need to buy laboratory measurement services from external partners. In addition to our own lab in Helsinki, Finland, we have a global network of partner labs that enables us to offer over one thousand different testing methods for our customers.

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