Plastic Testing Leader-Elastomers-Composites-Polymer testing PTLI

One Stop TPE Testing
9/9/2005 - Pittsfield, MA

One Stop TPE Testing

Plastics Technology Laboratories, Inc. (PTLI) is your one stop independent laboratory resource for testing required by the Thermoplastic Elastomers industry. PTLI has extensive experience with TPE's, competitive pricing, some of the fastest turnaround times in the industry and responsive customer service to meet your requirements.
PTLI performs nearly every test required by the TPE industry:
  • Full Datasheet Development
  • Identification
  • Quality Control
  • Specimen Preparation
Plastics Technology Laboratories, Inc. (PTLI) has extensive testing capabilities including nearly all mechanical/physical, analytical, electrical, optical, weathering, thermal, flammability and rheological evaluations of plastic materials. Typical testing performed by PTLI to meet TPE specifications include Tensile (ASTM D412, ISO 37), Tensile Set per ASTM D412, Durometer Hardness (ASTM D2240, ISO 868), Chemical Resistance (ASTM D471), Initial Tear Resistance (ASTM D624, ISO 34), Compression Set (ASTM D395), Fogging per SAE J1756 and others, Xenon-Arc accelerated weathering & Oven aging programs to name a few. PTLI has the trained personnel and equipment in place for TPE testing such as Zwick Durometers, Universal Testers with high extension extensometers, Compression Set fixtures, ASTM reference oils for Volume Swell per ASTM D471 and Tensile Set fixtures.

PTLI is ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited for over 140 tests. To learn more, visit Testlopedia ™ on, a free online encyclopedia detailing almost every major test required by the Thermoplastic Elastomers industry and performed by PTLI.

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