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The Leader in Plastics Testing

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Plastic testing (including elastomers, composites and polymers) is all we do at Intertek Plastics Technology Laboratories (Intertek PTL). We’ve focused on your industry so you can obtain the A2LA Accredited quality plastics testing you need including Mechanical Tests like Tensile, Notched Izod Impact and Rockwell Hardness; Electrical Tests like Dielectric Strength, Surface Resistivity and Dielectric Constant; Rheological Tests like Melt Flow Rate, Intrinsic Viscosity and Capillary Rheometry; Analytical Tests like Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry or Karl Fischer Moisture Content; Thermal Tests like Vicat Softening, Heat Deflection Temperature (DTUL) and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion; Optical Tests like Gloss and Color; in fact nearly any ASTM, ISO, SAE, Mil Spec or UL plastics tests you require with fast turnaround at competitive prices.

BIO-RAD Fourier Transform Infra-red Spectrophotometer - Moisture Content by Karl Fischer
Analytical Laboratory
Instron Universal Tester - Tensile, Flexural, Compressive, Shear, Puncture, Tear, Poisson’s Ratio, Part Testing
Mechanical/Physical Laboratory
Quadtech Digi-Bridge and Multimeters - Dielectric Constant, Dissipation Factor, Volume Resistivity and Surface Resistivity testing
Electrical Laboratory
Common Accelerated Weathering Tests
Weathering Laboratory

Perkin Elmer Thermomechanical Analyzer - Coefficient of Thermal Expansion etc.
Thermal Laboratory
Rheological Testing - Kayeness Capillary Rheometer
Rheological Laboratory
Optical Testing - BYK Gardner Colorimeter
Optical Laboratory

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Let our extensive plastics experience work for you. If you’re a resin manufacturer perhaps you need automotive PPAP submissions requiring Tensile Strength, Tensile Modulus, Notched Izod, Flexural Strength, Density, Dielectric Strength and Melt Flow Index all tested at an A2LA, ISO 17025, Accredited laboratory. If you’re a molder or converter of plastics you might need material identification by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry and Differential Scanning Calorimetry or we can evaluate brittle parts for molding degradation by Capillary Rheometry or Melt Flow Index. We also perform application testing including Dynatup, Multiaxial Impact Resistance on actual parts or evaluations of the effects of chemicals on polymers. In fact, we’re experts at testing the Chemical Compatibility of plastics. From basic tests like Specific Gravity or Bulk Density to sophisticated tests like Poisson’s Ratio and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis we have the state of the art equipment and knowledgeable personnel to meet your needs. Our focus on plastics can make the difference in the success of your test program. When evaluating Tensile Strength and Tensile Modulus we know when to use ASTM D638 vs. ASTM D882, ASTM D412 or ISO 527 and for Melt Flow Index we know the varied parameters for ASTM D1238. By understanding acetal crystallinity, nylon moisture affinity and polycarbonate notch sensitivity we assure the attention to detail that your specifications demand.
Quality is paramount at Intertek Plastics Technology Laboratories and we are A2LA, ISO 17025 Accredited along with holding many industry specific approvals. Also, Intertek PTL provides some of the best turn around times in the industry.

If you need plastics testing call us immediately at 413-499-0983, e-mail us at and bookmark this site for future access.

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