NSL Analytical Services has been recognized as an Essential Business. We are fully operational and ready to service your testing needs.

You are here

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