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Our Research & Development centers are organized across 5 departments – polyolefin, engineering plastics, thermoplastic elastomers, and circular and bio-polymer compounds.

 

They are equipped with all the tools needed to carry out tests and analyses that enable them to provide the very best in terms of plastics performance analyses.

 

Tests based on international standards (ISO, ASTM, VDA, UL, IEC, SAE), or on specific client standards, can be carried out in the testin labs of our Research & Development departments. Our capabibilities include granule, standardized sample bars tests and, in specific cases, also molded parts and films.

 

The following table lists the mechanical, thermal and physical tests that can be carried out at our R&D labs.  

 

Instrument

Standard

 

 

Parameter/Analysis

Melt flow tester

ASTM D 1238

ISO 1133

-

Metl and Volume Flow Rate

Rehometer

ASTM D 3835

ASTM D 5099

ISO 11443

Rheological studies, Flow curves pVT curves

Viscosimeter

ISO 307

ISO 1628

-

Viscosity in solution for polyamides

Densimeter

ASTM D 792

ASTM D 1505

ISO 1183

Density

Aquatrac

ISO 15512

-

-

Water content

Thermoscale

ISO 62

ASTM D 570

-

Water absorption

Muffle

ASTM D 5630

ISO 3451

ISO 1172

Ash determination (filler content)

Micrometer

ASTM 294-4

-

-

Molding shrinkage

Dynamic mechanical analysis

ASTM D 696

ISO 11359

-

Tg, CLTE, E' and E'' Modulus

Dynamometer

ASTM D 790

ISO 178

-

Flexural Modulus and Strenght

 

ASTM D 638

ISO 527

-

Tensile properties

 

ASTM D 2990

-

-

Creep behavior

Drop tower

ASTM D 3763

ISO 6603

-

Puncture impact behavior, Multiaxal behavior

Pendulum

ASTM D 256

ISO 180

-

Izod impact resistance

 

ISO 179

-

-

Charpy impact resistance

Fatigue machine

ASTM D 671

-

-

Flexural fatigue

 

ASTM D 2990

-

-

Creep behavior

Durometer

ISO 868

ISO 2039

-

Hardness polymers

 

ASTM 2240

ISO 48

-

Hardness rubber

Vicat/hdt

ASTM 1525

ISO 306

-

Vicat softening point analysis

 

ASTM D 648

ISO 75

-

Heat Deflection Temperature analysis

Differential scanning calorymetry

ASTM D 3418

ASTM E 794

ISO 11357-3

Melting point, Crystallization and Glass transition

 

ASTM D 3895

ISO 11357-3

-

Oxygen induction Time/Temperature

 

ASTM E 1269

-

-

Specific Heat Capacity

Thermo gravimetric analysis

ASTM E 1131

-

-

Compositional Analysis by Thermogravity

 

ASTM D 5630

ISO 3451

 

Ash determination (filler content)

Oven

ISO 2578

ISO 4577

 

Thermal oxidation behavior

Cti instrument

IEC 60112

-

 

Comparative Tracking index

Glow wire test instrument

IEC 60695-11

-

 

Glow Wire Flammability and Ignition Temperature

UI flammability hood

ASTM D 635

UL 94

IEC 60695-11

Vertical and Horizontal Flammability

Loi instrument

ASM D 2863

-

-

Oxygen index

Needle flame burner

IEC 60695-11

IEC 60335-1

-

Flammability

Thermal conductivity analyzer

ASTM D 5930

-

-

Thermal conductivity

Multimeter

ASTM D 4496

ISO 3915

-

Electrical resistance or conductance

Megaohmeter

ISO 3915

DIN EN 100015/1

-

Electrical resistance or conductance

Color spectrometer

ASTM D 2244

ASTM D 6290

-

Color measurement

 

ASTM D 1003

-

-

Haze measurement

Mar spectrometer

ASTM E 2194

ASTM E 2539

-

Multiangle color measurement