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Polymer Testing Methods

NSL's Polymer testing and analysis services adhere to the following ASTM Methods:

Thermal Analysis

  • Composition
  • ASTM D3850, ASTM E1131, ASTM E472
  • Tg; Tm
  • ASTM D3418, ASTM D3417, ASTM D1356, ASTM D813
  • Viscoelasticity
  • ASTM D4440, ASTM D5023, ASTM D5024, ASTM D5026
  • Softening/melting point
  • ASTM E794
  • Thermal expansion
  • ASTM D696, ASTM E1545
  • Cure profile
  • GE

Compositional Analysis

  • Chemical ID
  • ASTM E168, ASTM E1252
  • Structure
  • ASTM E168, ASTM E1421, ASTM E1252
  • Volatile trace analysis
  • ASTM D4526
  • Molecular weight/separation
  • SACMA, SRM
  • Surface elemental analysis
  • ASTM E1217, ASTM E995, ASTM E1523, ASTM E1829
  • Inorganic filler/fiber analysis
  • ASTM D1971, ASTM D1976
  • Depth profiling
  • ASTM F1877, ASTM B748
  • Fiber orientation
  • ASTM F1438

Physical Analysis

  • Crush strength
  • ASTM D3410, ASTM D695, ASTM D6484, ASTM D5766
  • Break strength
  • ASTM D638, ASTM D3039, ASTM D6742
  • Bending strength
  • ASTM D790
  • Impact Resistance
  • ASTM D1822, ASTM D256
  • Interlaminate strength
  • ASTM D5399, ASTM D3846, ASTM D3518, ASTM D2344, ASTM D5379
  • Bearing strength
  • ASTM D5961
  • Viscosity
  • ASTM D2857
  • Flow
  • ASTM D3531
  • Volatiles
  • ASTM D3530
  • Density
  • ASTM D792
  • Void Content
  • ASTM D2734
  • Shrinkage
  • ASTM D955
  • Water Absorption
  • ASTM D570