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
- Device types