Material Characterization Laboratory

Service Name

(Test / Manufacturing Activity)

Sample Material Type


(Conditions, Exceptions, Tool, etc.)

National / International


Availability of Laboratory

Accreditation / Quality


Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

Three Point Bending, Single or Dual

Cantilever, Tension / Shear /

Compression Modes


30oC - 500oC

30oC - 500o

-150oC - 500oC

ASTM D7028

ASTM D4065

ASTM D4473


Flash Differential Scanning Calorimetry

(Flash DSC)

   30oC - 550oC    

High Pressure Differential Scanning

Calorimetry (HPDSC)

  30oC - 700oC

 ASTM D5885 

ASTM D5483 

ASTM D6186

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

30oC - 700o

-60oC - 700o

-150oC - 700oC

 ISO 11357-2  x
   ISO 11357-3  x



DSC Microscopy  

 30oC - 700o

-100oC - 500oC


Oxidation Induction Time / Temperature

(OIT) Determination (DSC)


    ISO 11357-6  
ASTM D3895  
Heat Capacity (Cp) Determination (DSC)    30oC - 500oC

ISO 11357-4

ASTM E1269

Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)  

 30oC - 600o

-60oC - 600oC

-150oC - 600oC

 ASTM E831 

ASTM E1545 


Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA / DSC)   30oC - 1500o  EN ISO 11358  x
Determination of Carbon Black (TGA)    ASTM D5805  
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)    Spectrum Filming  EN 6042  
 ASTM E1252  
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)   Spectrum Filming EN 6040  
Thermomechanic HDT / Vicat Test   30oC - 300oC, HDT ISO 75, ASTM D648  
  30oC - 300oC, Vicat ISO 306, ASTM D1525  
Thermal Conductivity Measurement   Thermal Conductivity ISO 22007  
% Resin, Fiber Determination   Automatic Solvent Extraction    
  24 hour Solvent Extraction ASTM C613  
Surface Tension Measurement   With Wilhelmy Plate    
Microscope Imaging   With Metal or Stereo Optic Microscope    
Temperature Sweep   With Rheometry ISO 6721-10
Strain Sweep    
Frequency Sweep    
Viscosity Measurement    
Determination of Gel Time    
Thermoplastic Rheology