Mechanical Testing at Intertek Plastics Technology Laboratories
Mechanical Tests like Tensile
Strength and Tensile
Modulus (ASTM D638, ISO 527), Flexural
Strength and Flexural Modulus
(ASTM D790, ISO 178) along with Izod
Impact (ASTM D256, ISO 180), Multiaxial
High Speed Dynatup Impact (ASTM 3763, ISO 6603 and ISO 7765), Shore
Durometer Hardness (ASTM D2240) and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis DMA
(ASTM D5279, ASTM D4065), are expertly performed at Plastics Technology
Laboratories, Inc. In addition, Intertek PTL also performs generally every other
mechanical plastics test required by the plastics industry, including
(ASTM D695, ISO 604), Shear
(ASTM D732), Rockwell Hardness
(ASTM D785, ISO 2039) and Barcol
Hardness (ASTM D2583) to name just a few. Nearly, every plastics test
is A2LA Accredited and is performed on state
of the art equipment to assure that you receive the accurate and precise
results you require. Also, our turn around times
cannot be beat.
Mechanical properties, in general, are properties
that result from mechanical loading of standardized test specimens. In
addition to all the standard mechanical tests, at Intertek PTL we also perform
the many variations of these tests that the plastic industry requires
including Elevated and Reduced Temperature Tensile
(ASTM D638, ISO 527) or Poisson’s
Ratio (ASTM D638, ISO 527). In fact almost all test can be performed
at non-ambient elevated or reduced temperature.
Physical properties like Bulk
Density (ASTM D1895), Specific
Gravity and Density
(ASTM 792, ASTM D1045, ISO 1183) are also performed at Plastics Technology
Laboratories, Inc. and in addition we have the ability for ASTM
and ISO Sample Preparation by Injection Molding, along with CNC Machining
and Compression Molding to assure that
your ASTM and ISO samples are properly prepared.
Our knowledge of the materials allows us
to assist you in choosing the correct test, be it Taber
Abrasion (ASTM D1004, ASTM D3389, ASTM D4060), Thrust
Washer Wear (ASTM D3702) and Coefficient
of Friction (ASTM D1894) or Tear
Resistance Die C (ASTM D1004) and Puncture
Test (FTMS 101C). Material knowledge allows us to assist you with
your specific polymer whether it is a plastic that might require Dynamic
Mechanical Analysis DMA
in Torsion (ASTM D5279), an elastomer needing Elmendorf
Tear (ASTM D1922) and Compression
Set (ASTM D395), a Film for Falling
Dart Impact (ASTM D1709, ISO 7765) or composite material for Iosipescu
Shear (ASTM D5379).
Industry leaders rely on Intertek PTL for all there
mechanical and physical test requirements, be it plastics performance,
quality analysis, PPAP submission or material development to name a few.
When it comes to mechanical and physical testing, Intertek PTL is truly “The Leader
In Plastics Testing” with 20 years experience, full capabilities, A2LA
Accreditation, unbelievably fast turnaround and competitive prices.
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