Material characterization
Description Test method Test name Cost per test ($)
Melt flow rate ASTM D1238 Standard test method for melt flow rates of thermoplastics by extrusion
plastometer
100
Volatiles Polytest method Volatiles by loss on drying 75
Moisture ASTM D7191 Standard test method for determination of moisture in plastics by
relative humidity sensor
100
Bulk density ASTM D1895 Standard test methods for apparent density, bulk factor, and pourability
of plastics materials
80
Specific gravity Polytest method Gas pycometer specific gravity 50
Ash content ASTM D5630 Standard test method for ash content in plastics 35
Hardness ASTM D2240 Standard test method for rubber property - Durometer hardness 75
Optical microscopy As needed Test method developed per customer request Call for quote
XRF As needed Test method developed per customer request Call for quote
HPLC-MS As needed Test method developed per customer request Call for quote
FTIR analysis As needed Test method developed per customer request Call for quote
UV-Vis analysis As needed Test method developed per customer request Call for quote
NIR analysis As needed Test method developed per customer request Call for quote
Total nitrogen content Polytest method Elemental analysis of nitrogen by combusion 45
IV ASTM D5225 Standard test method for measuring solution viscosity of polymers with a
differential viscometer
350