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Polymer Testing

Micom offers a wide range of polymer testing services. Our climate controlled laboratory is accredited to ISO 17025. The tests offered are for a multitude of industries from Aerospace, Pharmaceutical, Packaging and Juvenile products. You will find below a limited list of test services we offer for plastics, rubber and composite material testing:

Mechanical Properties

Flatwise Tensile Strength – ASTM C297 Impact – ASTM D2794
Coating Flexibility – ASTM D522 Plastics Mechanical Prop. ASTM D2990
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 Flexural Strength ASTM D3043
Comp. Str. Rigid Plastics ASTM D695 Coating Adhesion Tape – ASTM D3359
Flexural Strength ASTM D790 Foam ASTM D3574
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 Taber Abrasion – ASTM D4060
Particle Board Testing ASTM D1037 Composite Materials ASTM D4762
Rigid Cellular Plastics ASTM D1623 Wood-Bonding Adhesives ASTM D5574

Accelerated Aging

Surface properties

  • Gloss – ASTM D523
  • Scratch resistance – ASTM D3363
  • Taber Abrasion – ASTM D4060
  • Falling Abrasive Resistance – ASTM D968
  • Peel resistance – ASTM D1781

The following video is about the ASTM D1781 Climbing Drum Peel Test for Adhesives. It measures the peel resistance of adhesive bonds between a relatively flexible adherend and a rigid adherend.

For other related test methods please see: Material Testing, Accelerated Aging, Coating Testing, ASTM Testing.

We also invite you to download our brochure to learn more about our Paint, Coating and Polymer testing services.

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