CMTL analyzes organic materials such as Resins, Inorganics, Stabilizers, Plasticizers, Flame Retardants, Reinforcing Fibers, and Pigments for quality control purposes and to identify polymers and additives.
These materials are tested by microscopic characterization and using a combination of the following instrumentation to satisfy the requirements of producers and buyers.
Chemical resistance testing allows the evaluation of all plastic materials including hot molded, cast, laminates, resinous products, cold molded and sheet materials for resistance to chemical re-agents.
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometry,
ASTM E1252 Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
ASTM D3418 Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
ASTM E1131 Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
ASTM D1976, D6349 Atomic Absorption (AA), ASTM D4691
Gas Chromatography (GC), ASTM E260
Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometer
(GCMS), ASTM E260
Ion Chromatrography (IC), ASTM D4327
Unknown materials are forensically examined for their nature and possible source by our research staff.
Plastic parts and resins can be analyzed for metal content (copper, titanium dioxide, cadmium, and lead).