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Material Testing Lab

Micom Laboratories Inc. is an independent material testing lab offering material testing services for a wide range of industry segments including furniture, pharmaceutical, automotive and defense. We test various products, materials and complex assemblies from office furniture to surgical gloves, composite materials, automotive components and warfare equipment. We test for vibrations, temperature, humidity, corrosionUV testing, impacts, tensile properties and other material testing services widely used by various types of industries.

The experts in our material testing lab can put together customized test protocols to simulate field failures or to simulate, on an accelerated basis, your product’s actual field use.

Micom specializes in material testing, both physical and mechanical, using a wide range of standards including: ASTM testing, ISO, BIFMAISTASAE and MIL-STD. To browse our services by standards, please refer to: Testing services by standard.

Furthermore, we also offer services for technical consulting, forensic investigations and research and development. A series of technical bulletins produced in-house by Micom’s experts is also accessible through our Resources page.

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Material Testing

We specialize in physical, mechanical, routine and non-routine material testing for a wide range of materials and products including:

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Accelerated Aging

Accelerated aging testing essentially answers three main questions: What happened, what will happen and how strong is it? Tests include:

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Packaging Testing

We perform package testing on single boxes, full pallet loads as well as additional material testing on packaging components.

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Featured Services

Micom Laboratories Inc. offers UV testing services for any product or assembly you may want to validate for light/UV exposure. Product failures (cracking, fading, chalking, etc.) due to light exposure, either indoor or outdoor, can turn into a nightmare in terms of customer satisfaction and warranty issues. Any kind of light, 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 climatic chamberaccelerated corrosion, or material testing. Examples of our UV exposure tests include ASTM G154 for accelerated weathering and ASTM G155 for Xenon Arc, simulating exposure to natural sunlight.

Micom Laboratories Inc. offers a variety of corrosion tests that will enable you to test your products for material degradation and coating resistance to water. Corrosion testing is often performed using ASTM B117, however, other tests can also be used, including ASTM D1654, ASTM D1735, ASTM 2247, ASTM 5894 as well as ASTM G44 and ASTM G85. We also carry out our cyclic corrosion testing and salt spay testing.

Micom Laboratories Inc. offers package testing services. Using industry standards such as ASTM D4169ISTA, NCC, ISO and others; we will put together a test plan for you that simulates as close as possible your distribution 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.

As part of its environmental testing, 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 testing 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 aging on your products. We can also further assist you by doing vibration, mechanical or actual use simulations.

As a material testing lab, Micom offers a wide range of ASTM testing services including the ASTM B117 Salt Spray Test. Whether it is for accelerated agingenvironmental testingpolymer testing or coating testing, our experts will be happy to work with you. Micom offers testing to hundreds of ASTM test methods. If you are looking for a specific ASTM test method we suggest you use the search feature at the right end of the website’s top menu. If you can’t find it please contact us; it is just impossible for us to list them all on our website.

Micom Laboratories Inc. offers BIFMA testing services to all BIFMA Standards related to mechanical testing and more. Office chairs are tested to BIFMA X5.1 while sofas are tested to BIFMA X5.4 . Desk products are tested to BIFMA X 5.5 whereas storage cabinets are tested to BIFMA X 5.9 and panel systems to BIFMA X 5.6 . Educational seating can be tested to BIFMA X6.1, and occasional use seating can be tested to BIFMA X6.4. Our experts have supported BIFMA and CGSB in their standards development activities for the past 25 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 their needs. For example, BIFMA issued a “Cleanability Guideline” for healthcare furniture; one month after its release we were ready to support the industry with this new type of testing: BIFMA HCF 8.1 . Be it package testing, color fading, climatic chamber exposure and or material testing; Micom is a laboratory you can count on.

Micom Laboratories Inc. offers package testing services to ASTM D4169 and all ISTA standards inclusively. Our approved laboratory can test all package types from small parcels, ISTA 3A  and ISTA 6-Amazon.com to complete pallet loads. We also offer package testing on components and raw materials; TAPPI , ASTM and others.

Micom Laboratories Inc. offers numerous coating testing services for a wide range of products and materials. We do surface coating testing to ASTM D522, ASTM D523, as well as ASTM D2240, ASTM D3359, ASTM D4060,  ASTM D4541 and many others.

Global Reach

Providing testing services for customers around
the world, from the US, Canada and Europe to
the Philippines, Taiwan, and New Zealand.

We receive samples very quickly from
all across the US and Canada

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Accreditations &
Memberships

We are accredited by international registrars and organizations on a comprehensive number of test services and we actively participate within the industry, trade associations and professional orders.

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Practical UV Testing Guide

Sunlight exposure can have harmful impacts on carbon-based
materials such as coatings, polymers, textiles, and many others.
Learn more about our in-laboratory UV testing process in this guide.

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Practical UV Testing Guide

Sunlight exposure can have harmful impacts on carbon-based materials such as coatings, polymers, textiles, and many others.
Learn more about our in-laboratory UV testing process in this guide.

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