Our testing services
Dedicated Independent Testing Services
Welcome to the Micom Laboratories Inc. website.
Micom Laboratories Inc. is an independent laboratory offering services for testing, technical consulting and also research and development.
Micom specializes in material testing, both physical and mechanical, using the following standards: BIFMA, ASTM, ISTA, CGSB, ANSI, SEFA and BNQ. To browse our services by standards, please refer to this page - Testing services by standard .
This website presents our services and our company. You can also refer to the Micom Impact publication, a series of technical bulletins produced in-house by the Micom experts.
Micom Laboratories Inc. offers cold chain qualification services to insure you meet FDA, Health Canada, WHO and any other regulatory requirements in maintaining the product's label temperature throughout the complete shipping process. Our customer base for our cold chain qualification services consists of companies throughout North America. Our protective packaging test services also allows us to not only make sure that your isothermal packaging will maintain the product's label temperature but will also properly survive the complete shipping process.
Micom Laboratories Inc. offers material testing services for a wide range of industry segments including furniture, pharmaceutical, automotive and insurance companies. We test various products, materials and complex assemblies going from office furniture to surgical gloves, composite materials, automotive components and isothermal packaging for vaccines and drugs. We test for vibrations, temperature, humidity and UV exposure, impacts, tensile properties and other material testing services widely used by various types of industries. Our material testing experts can put together customized test protocols to simulate field failures or to simulate, on an accelerated basis, your product's actual field use.
Micom Laboratories Inc. offers furniture testing test services to all BIFMA Standards dealing with mechanical testing and more. Our experts have supported BIFMA and CGSB in their standards development activities for over 15 years; this has provided Micom with a very strong expertise in the field. We also strive to offer our customers a one stop service for most of their needs. Be it package testing, UV exposure, climatic chamber exposure and material testing; Micom is a laboratory you can count on.
Micom Laboratories Inc. offers environmental chamber exposure services to help you validate and/or predict how your product will perform under anticipated or extreme temperature and relative humidity conditions. Material and/or equipment failure can occur during storage, shipping or actual use and sometimes at the worst possible time. With years of experience in material and product testing our staff can help you challenge your product with environmental chamber simulations. Environmental chamber exposure can also be used to induce accelerated ageing on your products. We can also further assist you by doing vibration, mechanical or actual use simulations.
Product / equipment failures due to adverse surrounding environmental conditions can turn into a nightmare in terms of claims and warranty issues. In some cases these failures can even cause injuries. Micom Laboratories Inc. offers Thermotron chamber test services for any product or assembly you may want to validate against any typical environment. We can also mechanically challenge your product while it is being "conditioned" in our Thermotron chamber. We can also do data acquisition on your product while it is in one of our chambers to monitor how it behaves as a function of temperature and relative humidity cycling or long term high or low temperature exposure. We can also reproduce field failures in the lab by challenging your product with other types of stresses such as UV exposure, vibrations, impacts and other mechanical stresses.
Product failures (cracking, fading, chalking, ...) due to light exposure, either indoor or outdoor, can turn into a nightmare in terms of customer satisfaction and warranty issues. Micom Laboratories Inc. offers UV testing services for any product or assembly you may want to validate for light/UV exposure. Any kind of light may it be artificial or natural, whether it passes through glass or not, emits a UV spectrum to some extent. We can duplicate that spectrum in our UV testing laboratory on an accelerated basis to assess your product's UV sensitivity. We can also recreate field failures in the lab by challenging your product with other types of stresses such as environmental chamber exposure, vibrations, material testing.
Micom Laboratories Inc. offers weatherometer testing services to help you simulate on an accelerated basis how your product will perform under sunlight and other UV light sources. Material failure due to ultraviolet radiations can cause damage from an aesthetic stand point (color fading) as well as more structural problems such as surface cracking. With years of experience in weatherometer testing our staff can help you challenge your product to help you avoid UV ageing related issues.
Micom Laboratories Inc. offers protective packaging test services. Using industry standards such as ASTM, ASTM, NCC, ISO and others with our state-of-the-art equipment, we will put together a test plan for you that simulates as close as possible your shipping process including storage, ambient temperature, relative humidity, stacking, vibrations and impacts. Our protective packaging test equipment is such that we can even simulate vibrations of various types of truck suspensions, aircrafts and other modes of transportation for small parcels, crates and full pallet loads. We can help you optimize your protective packaging both from a performance and cost standpoint.
Micom Laboratories Inc. offers package testing services to ASTM D 4169 and ISTA 1A to 7D inclusively, MIL-STD 810, NMTFA rule 180 & 181 and other standards. Our approved laboratory can test all package types from small parcels (ISTA 3A) to complete pallet loads. We also offer package testing on components and raw materials; TAAPII, ASTM and others.
Micom Laboratories Inc. offers Solid Fuel Burning Appliances testing services to 40 CFR Part 60 (EPA), UL 127, UL 1482, ULC S610, ULC S627. Our laboratory is accredited both by the Standards Council of Canada and the U.S. Protection Agency (EPA). We can test all types of solid fuel burning appliances including wood stove, pellet stove, hydronic units, wood furnaces and fireplace.
Micom Laboratories Inc offers Flammability testing services including standards such as CAL TB 133, CAL TB 117, CAL TB 129, ASTM E-1537 for the furniture industry. For other types of industry we also offer test services such as 16 CFR 1632, NFPA -701, ULC S-109, CVMSS 302, ASTM D 5133 and SAE J-369. We are also equipped to perform other flammability tests.