Optical Testing at Plastics Technology Laboratories, Inc.
Optical Tests like Gloss
(ASTM D2457, ASTM D523), Refractive
Index (ASTM D542, ISO 489), Haze
and Luminous Transmission (ASTM D751, ASTM D1044), Three
Dimensional Color Measurement to XYZ or Lab Scale (ASTM D6290, ASTM
E 1347, ASTM E308, Grey Scale per AATCC), Yellowness
Index (ASTM E313), UV
and Visual Light Absorption and Transmission along with Optical Distortion
measurements are expertly performed at Plastics Technology Laboratories,
Inc. Nearly, every 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, and our
turn around times cannot
Optical properties, in general, measure the absorption, reflectance and transmission of light of varied frequency and wavelength. The testing often utilizes Spectrophotometers to create either graphs or individual data points.
In addition to the standard Optical tests,
PTLI also performs many Weathering
and Environmental Exposure tests on plastics prior to Optical evaluations.
PTLI's Weathering Capabilities include Xenon
Arc Accelerated Weathering (ASTM D 2565, ASTM D4459, ASTM DG155, ISO
4892, SAE J1885, SAE J1960) along with the new highly predictive accelerated
weathering (Xenon Arc HPAW) and even QUV
Accelerated Weathering . We also have the ability for ASTM and ISO
by Injection Molding, along with CNC Machining and Compression Molding
to assure that your ASTM and ISO samples are properly prepared.
Our knowledge of materials allows us to
assist you in choosing the correct test, be it Gloss
or Optical Distortion. Whether it is a plastic that might require UV
Transmission, an elastomer needing Color
measurement or a Film or Composite Material requiring Accelerated
Weathering followed by Yellowness
Index, we can help.
Industry leaders rely on PTLI for all their Optical
test requirements for plastics performance, quality analysis, PPAP submission
and material development to name a few. When it comes to Optical Testing
PTLI is truly The Leader In Plastics Testing with 20 years experience
and full capabilities. For a Quote on these or any other tests Click
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