Vicat softening point of plastics

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 50 °C/h or 120 °C/h, and the needle is placed on the surface of the sample. The test gives you the temperature at which the needle has penetrated 1 mm deep into the sample.

The test price includes the measurement of the Vicat softening point as a triplicate with method A50, A120, B50, or B120.

Suitable sample matrices
Plastic sample with a thickness of at least 3 mm. Film samples can be stacked to reach this thickness.
Required sample quantity
3 flat samples
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Accredited testing laboratory

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Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
120 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

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