Thermal Testing at Plastics Technology Laboratories, Inc.


Performing CTE Testing

      Common Thermal Tests like Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (ASTM E 831, ASTM D 696, ASTM E 1545, ISO 11359) Heat Deflection Temperature HDT and Deflection Temperature Under Load DTUL (ASTM D648, ISO 75), Melting Point and Glass Transition Temperature by Differential Scanning Calorimetry DSC (ASTM D3417, ASTM D 3418, ISO 11357, ISO 3146 / Method C) Vicat Softening Point (ASTM D1525, ISO 306), Thermogravametric Analysis TGA (ASTM E1131, ISO 11358) are expertly performed at Plastics Technology Laboratories, Inc. In addition, PTLI also performs many other Thermal Tests required by the plastic industry, including Thermal Stability (ASTM D3575), Thermal Relaxation (Mil-P-25690B) and full UL Thermal Indexing programs, to name just a few. Nearly, every Thermal test is 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 be beat.

      Thermal properties, in general, elucidate the response of plastics to elevated or reduced temperature and can be performed under varied gasses, stresses or environments.

     PTLI also has 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 materials allows us to assist you in choosing the correct test, be it Coefficient of Thermal Expansion or Heat Deflection Temperature. Whether it is a plastic that might require Melting Point by Differential Scanning Calorimetry, an elastomer needing Oxygen Index or a Film or composite material requiring Thermogrametric Analysis, we can help.

    Industry leaders rely on PTLI for all their Thermal Testing requirements, be it for plastics performance, quality analysis, PPAP submission and material development to name a few. When it comes to Thermal 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 Here.

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