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Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of films and sheeting

ASTM F1249, ISO 15106-2
Determination of the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) according to the ASTM F1249 standard. WVTR describes the amount of water vapor that passes through a … Read more

Thermal characterization with DSC

EN ISO 11357-1
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is used to determine transition temperatures and enthalpy changes of solid and liquid samples under controlled temperature changes. The analysis can be used to determine the … Read more

Oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of films and sheeting

ASTM D3985, ASTM F1927, ASTM F2622-08, …
Determination of the oxygen transmission rate of films and sheet-like materials. The test is performed on two parallel samples … Read more

Identification of chemical groups with FTIR (solid samples)

Qualitative identification of chemical groups in solid samples by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Results will be delivered as an FTIR spectrum. In addition, a comparison to an FTIR library … Read more

Biobased carbon content according to ASTM D6866

ASTM D6866
The biobased carbon content indicates the proportion of total organic carbon that originates from renewable resources. The analysis includes the removal of inorganic carbon before testing, where necessary. The … Read more

Microplastics in wastewater with the micro-Raman method

Determination of microplastics in wastewater using Raman spectroscopy. The results of the analysis will specify different types of polymers by size, for example, 1-10 µm, 10–50 µm, 50–100 µm, 100–500 µm, and >500 µm. … Read more

CHNOS analysis of organic materials

Determination of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen content of an organic sample. CHNS analysis (”LECO analysis”) is performed using a flash combustion method, where the sample is combusted under 25 kPa of O2 at an elevated temperature … Read more

SEM-EDX imaging of surfaces

Imaging of the sample using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX or EDS). In a typical measurement, several images are taken with varying magnifications to get a good overall view of the sample surface. Read more

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1H NMR spectroscopy

1H NMR spectroscopic measurement for samples that can be readily dissolved in deuterated solvents. The price includes sample preparation, deuterated solvent (D2O, DMSO-d, or CDCl3), NMR tube, measurement, and basic data processing. The processed spectrum is delivered … Read more

13C NMR spectroscopy

Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy measurement for samples that can be dissolved in deuterated solvents. The price includes sample preparation, deuterated solvent (D2O, DMSO-d, or CDCl3), NMR tube, measurement, and basic data processing. The results are delivered as an image … Read more

Microplastics in clean water samples or bottles

A method that utilizes micro-Raman spectroscopy. The analytical report will list different types of polymers detected and their distribution by size (1-10 µm, 10–50 µm, 50–100 µm, 100–500 µm, >500 µm). This analysis can be used … Read more

Metal screening by ICP-SFMS

This metal screening analysis includes the semi-quantitative determination of 70 elements. The method can be used, for example, to determine the background concentrations of metals in environmental samples or to study the elemental distribution of unknown … Read more

Heavy metal content according to Directive 94/62/EC

Directive 94/62/EC limits the content of heavy metals such that the sum of the concentrations of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), and hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)) in packaging or packaging components shall not exceed … Read more

Impact strength of plastics - Charpy and Izod methods

DIN 53435, EN ISO 180, ISO 179
The impact strength of rigid plastics can be measured with the Charpy and Izod methods. In these tests, a pendulum is used to break the sample specimen. 10 … Read more

Cross-sectional high resolution TEM-EDX imaging + FIB preparation

Cross-sectional high-resolution TEM-EDX with focused ion beam (FIB) preparation is a powerful combination of sample preparation and imaging techniques. A cross-section of the sample is prepared with a … Read more

Oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of packages

ASTM F1307
This test is designed to measure the oxygen transmission rate of finished packages, including cups, bottles, trays, and containers. Two replica measurements are included in the test price. Temperature can be … Read more

Cross-sectional high-resolution TEM imaging + FIB preparation

The sample cross-section is prepared with a focused ion beam (FIB) and then imaged with a high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HR-TEM). The resulting image resolution is very high, … Read more

Elemental analysis of plastics and polymers by ICP-SFMS (selected elements)

The measurement is performed using a high-resolution ICP-MS technique (ICP-SFMS), which can identify very low elemental concentrations. The measurement includes only the selected element … Read more

ISO 178 - Flexural properties of plastics with three point bending tests

ISO 178
Determination of the flexural properties of rigid and semi-rigid plastics and composite materials using 3-point bending tests according to the ISO 178 standard. The results … Read more

Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of plastics

ISO 75
Heat deflection temperature (HDT), also known as heat distortion temperature, describes the plastic's resistance to deformation by a given load at an elevated temperature. It can also give insight into the injection … Read more

Microplastics with py-GC/MS, clean water samples

Measurement to determine ten common plastic types (PE, PP, PS, ABS, PVC, PET, PC, PMMA, PA6, PA66) with pyrolysis-GC/MS. In the method, microplastics are separated from the sample and reported in µg/l of individual polymer … Read more

Phthalates analysis package (REACH)

This analysis package contains the quantification of the following substances, included in the REACH Authorization List: Substance Abbreviation CAS number Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate DEHP 117-81-7 Benzyl butyl phthalate BBP 85-68-7 Dibutyl … Read more

Tensile properties of rigid plastics by ISO 527-2

ISO 527-2
Tensile test for extrusion and injection molded plastics at room temperature. The test characterizes the tensile modulus, yield point, and point of break in accordance with the EN ISO 527-2 standard. The … Read more

Total fluorine content in plastic

EN 15408
Determination of total fluorine (F) content in plastic according to the EN 15408 mod. method. The fluorine content of the sample is obtained using oxygen bomb combustion treatment followed by ion chromatography (IC). Possible sample … Read more

Biobased carbon content of diesel and biofuel (ASTM D6866)

ASTM D6866
The biobased carbon content of liquid biofuels indicates the proportion of organic carbon that originates from renewable resources. The method is based on analyzing different carbon isotopes … Read more

Compression strength of plastics

ISO 604
This test is used to determine the compression properties of rigid and semi-rigid plastics according to the ISO 604 standard. A range of test speeds and specimen dimensions are included in the standard method. For comparative results, … Read more

Microplastics with py-GC/MS, typical wastewater samples

The measurement determines ten common plastic types (PE, PP, PS, ABS, PVC, PET, PC, PMMA, PA6, PA66) with pyrolysis-GC/MS. In the method, microplastics are separated from the sample and reported in µg/l of individual … Read more

Perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS) in plastic

Determination of selected PFAS compounds using the LC-MS technique. The analysis package includes the determination of 22 substances including Perfluorooctane sulphonic acid (PFOS), Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and … Read more

Phthalates analysis (extended package)

Extended analysis package for phthalates from various matrices using the GC-MS technique. The following compounds can be detected: Compound Abbreviation CAS number Dibutyl phthalate DBP 84-74-2 Diisobutyl phthalate DIBP 84-69-5 … Read more

Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of paper or board with the gravimetric dish method

DIN 53122-1
The gravimetric dish method can be used to determine the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of materials that have a high water vapor … Read more

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

XPS is a semi-quantitative technique that allows the measurement of the elemental composition of the surface of materials. In addition, it can also determine the binding and electronic state of the atoms. XPS is a surface-sensitive technique. … Read more

Tensile properties of plastic films by ISO 527-3

ISO 527-3
This tensile test by the ISO 527-3 standard determines the tensile properties of plastic films and sheeting. Determinable properties include tensile strength, yield strength, yield strain, strain at break, and … Read more

Viscosity determination – rotary rheometry

Viscosity determination for liquids and suspensions using a rotary rheometer up to 200 s-1 shear rate and 200 °C. The test price includes a shear rate ramp in one test temperature. For custom programs, please be in contact with the … Read more

Cross-section SEM imaging + Focused Ion Beam (FIB) preparation

The analysis includes the preparation of a cross-section sample using a Focused Ion Beam (FIB) and the imaging of the cross-section surface with a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Read more

Cross-section SEM imaging + freeze fracturing preparation

A cross-section sample is prepared using freeze fracturing: the sample is frozen in liquid nitrogen (-195 C°), followed by cracking. The cracked surface is then imaged with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). … Read more

Density determination of plastics and polymers

ISO 1183-1
In this analysis, the density of plastics and polymers is determined by the immersion method specified in part A of the ISO 1183-1 standard. The method is suitable for plastic granulates and for products and … Read more

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in plastic and rubber (AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK)

AfPS GS2019
Content of 15 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in plastic and rubber and products made from them (e.g., toys, kitchenware) according to AfPS GS … Read more

Vicat softening point of plastics

ISO 306
The Vicat softening point is the temperature at which a flat-pointed needle penetrates the sample to a thickness of 1 mm when loaded with a 10 N or 50 N load. In the test, the sample is placed in an oil bath that is heated at a rate of … Read more

Cross-section SEM-EDX imaging + Broad Ion Beam (BIB) preparation

The analysis includes the preparation of a cross-section sample using Broad Ion Beam (BIB). After preparation, the cross-section is imaged with a scanning electron microscope (SEM), and elemental … Read more

Microplastics on filter

Microplastics analysis with µRaman (3D imaging Raman) directly from a suitable filter (suitable PTFE filters). The tests do not include any pretreatment or other additional steps. The results of the analysis will specify different types of polymers by size, for … Read more

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) analysis of solids and fabrics

GC-MS analysis of 16 PAH compounds, which are listed as high-priority pollutants by the US-EPA. The analyzed PAH compounds are: naphthalene, acenaphthylene, acenaphthene, fluorene, phenanthrene, … Read more

SEC-MALS of high molar weight polymers

SEC-MALS (size exclusion chromatography with multi-angle light scattering) is a polymer analysis method that is used to characterize the molar masses and branching properties of polymers. This analysis gives information about a high … Read more

Solid state 13C NMR spectroscopy

Solid state carbon-13 (13C) NMR spectroscopy measurement for solid fine powder samples. The price includes an NMR tube, measurement, and basic data processing. Any possible grinding or ball milling needs to be done before delivering samples to … Read more

Tensile test for fiber reinforced composites

EN ISO 527-4
This method is used to study the tensile properties of isotropic and orthotropic fiber-reinforced plastic composites according to the ISO 527-4 standard. Read more

Vinyl chloride content in plastics

Determination of vinyl chloride (chloroethane, CAS 75-01-4) content in plastics. Both ECHA and the US EPA have identified vinyl chloride as a carcinogen. Read more

XPS peak deconvolution - binding state of atoms

XPS is a semi-quantitative technique allowing to measure the elemental composition of the surface of materials. In addition, it can also determine the binding state of the atoms. If you wish to perform this test, please ask the … Read more

Ash content of solid recovered fuels (EN 15403 or ISO 21656)

EN 15403, ISO 21656
The test is used to determine the ash content of a solid recovered fuel sample according to EN 15403 or ISO 21656 methods. The ashing temperature is typically 550 °C but … Read more

Carbon dioxide (CO2) transmission rate through films and sheeting

ASTM F2476-20
This measurement determines the transmission rate of carbon dioxide (CO2) through a single or multi-layered plastic film or sheeting with an infrared detector. The … Read more

Compostability in an industrial compost

EN 13432, EN 14995, ISO 11268-1, …
Testing package to assess the industrial compostability of materials or products following international protocols, such as EN 13432 for packaging, EN 14955 for plastic … Read more

Hardness of plastics

EN ISO 868, ISO 2039-1
This test can be used to determine the hardness of plastics with the ball indentation or Shore hardness method. The test is performed at room temperature and includes three measurements per sample. Hardness data may be used … Read more

Isothiazolinone content

Determination of isothiazolinones in consumer goods. Isothiazolinones are common preservatives (biocides) in cosmetics, chemical formulations, and printing inks. The following isothiazolinones are included in the analysis: 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3(2h)-one (BIT, CAS: … Read more

Optical profilometry

Measurement of roughness or edge sharpness by optical profilometry. Read more

Refractive index of plastics

ISO 489
A refractometric method for measuring the refractive index of molded parts, casts, or extruded sheets or films, using a refractometer. The test is suitable for isotropic transparent, translucent, colored and anisotropic materials. The method … Read more

Vertical burning test for plastics with 50 W flame - UL 94

IEC 60695-11-10, UL 94
In the test, a vertically oriented test specimen is exposed to a small flame ignition source with a nominal thermal power of 50 W. Together with the horizontal burning … Read more

Artificial weathering in fluorescent UV chamber

ASTM G154
1000 hours of exposure in QUV accelerated artificial weathering, including measurement of L* a* b* color coordinates and calculation of ΔE*ab Read more

Ash content of paper, board or pulp

The test determines the ash content of paper, board, and pulp upon being ignited at 525 °C. The results express the mass of the inorganics in your sample. Read more

Horizontal burning test for plastics - UL 94

IEC 60695-11-10, UL 94
In this test, a horizontally oriented test specimen is exposed to a small flame ignition source with a nominal thermal power of 50 W. Together with the vertical burning test, the results … Read more

Lignin ash content

ISO 1762
Lignin sample ash content measurement at 525°C. The result is expressed as a mass percentage of the ash from the initial sample on a dry matter basis. Read more

Minimum film formation temperature (MFFT)

ASTM D2354, ISO 2115
MFFT is the lowest temperature at which a latex, emulsion, or adhesive will uniformly coalesce when laid on a substrate as a thin film. An accurate MFFT value allows the formulation of products that … Read more

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in plastic and rubber (REACH)

Analysis of PAH compounds from plastic and rubber as well as products made from these raw materials (e.g., textiles, toys, packaging materials) as required by REACH. Test package includes the … Read more

Puncture resistance of rigid plastics by ISO 6603-2

ISO 6603-2
This test is used to determine the puncture properties of rigid plastics. During the test, a flat sample specimen is punctured by a falling impact object (from 1 m at a speed of 4.4 m/s) while the force … Read more

Rubber abrasion resistance by ISO 4649

ISO 4649
In this abrasion resistance test, the volume loss that a test piece experiences when subjected to abrasive action is measured. A specified grade of abrasive sheet and a non-rotating test piece are used. The result can be … Read more

Surface burning test for plastics with 500 W flame - UL 94

IEC 60695-11-20, UL 94
In this test, a vertically oriented test specimen is exposed to a small flame ignition source with a nominal thermal power of 500 W. Together with the horizontal … Read more

Ultimate aerobic biodegradation in composting conditions

This analysis is used to assess the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of materials in controlled composting conditions by the ISO 14855 standard. Testing is most typically performed on biodegradable plastics and … Read more

Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of textiles

ASTM E96
Water vapor transmission rate testing is used to evaluate the breathability of textiles. The ASTM E96 test measures the amount of water vapor that passes through the fabric in a controlled environment. The … Read more

Aerobic biodegradation in soil

A biodegradation analysis for determining how materials decompose in soil, conforming to the ISO 17556 standard. This standard is specific to aerobic biodegradation in soil environments, where organic materials are broken down into carbon dioxide (CO2). … Read more

Artificial weathering in Xenon-arc chamber (Coated panel)

ASTM G155
1000 hours of exposure in QSUN xenon-arc chamber with filter Daylight Q (daylight SPD) Read more

Biodegradability and disintegration in marine conditions

ASTM D6691, ISO 19679, ISO 22404, …
This analysis package comprehensively evaluates both aerobic biodegradability and disintegration of plastics exposed to marine conditions. … Read more

Coefficient of friction of plastic films

ISO 8295/4
The method measures the coefficients of starting and sliding friction of plastic films and sheeting when sliding over the same or another material. The testing procedure is based on the ISO 8295 standard. The … Read more

Comprehensive soil biodegradation study

ISO 11268-1, ISO 11268-2, ISO 15685, …
This analysis package is used to determine the biodegradability of materials in soil. The results can be used to evaluate the environmental impact of the product. … Read more

Home compostability

ISO 11268-1, ISO 11268-2, ISO 14855, …
Home composting provides an effective way to manage organic waste on a small scale or within a household setting, involving the transformation of organic matter into compost through the activity … Read more

Horizontal burning test for foamed plastics - UL 94

UL 94
In this test, a horizontally oriented test specimen is exposed to a small flame ignition source with a nominal thermal power of 50 W after being conditioned as per the UL 94 standard. This test is used to classify … Read more

Metals in oil and solvents by ICP-SFMS (Al, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn, V)

Determination of selected metals (Al, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn, V) in oil or solvent samples using high-resolution ICP-MS (ICP-SFMS) technique. … Read more

PAH analysis of asphalt

EN 15527, EN 17322, EPA 8082A, …
Determination of PAH compounds in asphalt samples using the GC-MS technique. The analysis includes the determination of the following compounds: naphthalene [CAS: 91-20-3], acenaphthylene [CAS: … Read more

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