CHEMICAL TESTING & ANALYSIS FOR NON-METALLIC MATERIALS

EVALUATE PROPERTIES OF POLYMER, COMPOSITE AND NON-METALLIC MATERIALS with chemical and thermal analysis 

Nonmetallic materials, durable and lightweight engineered materials present in nearly everything around us, are gaining ground because of the wide range of beneficial properties they offer. Specially engineered for flame resistance, flexibility and durability, non-metallics can be designed to meet any number of specific application requirements.
  • Thermal testing/Material identificationchemical-analysis-nonmetallics-600
    • TGA
    • DSC
    • TMA
    • DMA
    • FTIR
    • SEM
    • Melt flow index
  • Constituent Content
    • Acid digestion
    • Solvent wash
    • Burnoff methods
  • Gravimetric testing
    • Specific gravity, density

Material identificationFTIR-CHEMISTRY-NONMETALLICS-340

Positive Material Identification (PMI) is the analysis of a material to establish composition by reading the quantities by percentage of its constituent elements. Typical methods for PMI include X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and optical emission spectrometry (OES).

constituent contentNM-CHEM-DIGESTION-340

IMR utilizes testing methods to analyze composites made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components.

GRAVIMETRIC TESTINGNM-DENSITY-GRAVITY-340-V2

The principle of this type of analysis is that once an ion's mass has been determined as a unique compound, that known measurement can then be used to determine the same analyte's mass in a mixture, as long as the relative quantities of the other constituents are known.

MELT FLOW ANALYSISMELT-FLOW-ANALYSIS-340

The melt flow index (MFI) or melt flow rate (MFR) is a measure for the ease of flow of melted plastics. It is often used in the plastic industry for quality control of thermoplastics. The method is described in the standards ASTM D1238 and ISO 1133.

custom engineering ENGINEERS-IN-FACTORY-340

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FLAMMABILITY TESTINGNM-FLAMMABILITY-340

Tests are designed to evaluate ignition susceptibility, burning propagation, or combustion characteristics of non-metallic materials under a range of pressure and temperature conditions.