Lab Scope

TEST NAMEPROCEDUREEQUIPMENT DESCRIPTIONCALIBRATION
Melt Flow Rate & Melt Volume RateASTM D1238, ISO 1133Tinius Olsen MP993, MP993a, & MP600 Extrusion PlastometersCalibration Service
Izod Impact Strength (notched & un-notched)ASTM D256, D4812, ISO 180Tinius Olsen 892 Digital Impact Tester w/ TMI 22-05 Notching CutterCPPT Internal Method
Charpy Impact Strength (notched & un-notched)ASTM D6110, ISO 179Tinius Olsen 892 Digital Impact Tester w/ TMI 22-05 Notching CutterCPPT Internal Method
Falling Weight Impact (Gardner Impact)ASTM D5420Gardner IG-1120 Impact Tester (Geometry GB or GC, 320 in-lbf capability)CPPT Internal Method
Low Temp Impact PropertiesASTM D256, D5420Tenney Jr. TJR Environmental Chamber (to -40°C/-40°F)CPPT Internal Method
Tensile PropertiesASTM D638, ISO 527Instron 3367 Universal Test Machine (high capacity 30 kN load cell)Calibration Service
Tensile PropertiesASTM D638, ISO 527Instron Class B-2 Clip-on Extensometer (high accuracy modulus and elongation)Calibration Service
Flexural PropertiesASTM D790, ISO 178Instron 3367 Universal Test Machine (1 kN load cell)Calibration Service
Deflection Temp Under Load (HDT)ASTM D648B, ISO 75Ceast HDT 6 DTUL/VICAT Test Machine (100 mm span, 240°C/460°F max)Calibration Service
Vicat Softening TemperatureASTM D1525, ISO 306Ceast HDT 6 DTUL/VICAT Test Machine (240°C/460°F max)Calibration Service
UL94 Flammability (HB, V, 5V)UL94, ASTM D5207UL94 Flammability Test Booth (20 mm & 125 mm flame)CPPT Internal Method
Specific Gravity & Density (in H2O)ASTM D792, ISO 1183A&D GR-300 Analytical Balance w/ AD-1653 Density Determination KitCalibration Service
Ash Content (Rapid-Ash technique)ASTM D5630, ISO 3451Thermolyne 47900 Benchtop Muffle FurnaceCPPT Internal Method
Moisture Content (by Loss in Weight)CPPT Internal MethodArizona Instrument CompuTrac MAX 2000XL Moisture AnalyzerCalibration Service
Mold Shrinkage (w/ flow and cross flow)CPPT Internal MethodMitutoyo CD-6” CX Digital CalipersCPPT Internal Method
Durometer Hardness (Shore A & D)CPPT Internal MethodRex Gauge 1600-A Type A & 1600-D Type D DurometersCPPT Internal Method
Color MeasurementCPPT Internal Methodx-rite Color i7 Spectrophotometer w/ iQC & iMatch software plus Transmission KitOEM Field Certification
Gloss MeasurementCPPT Internal MethodETB-0833 Multi-Angle Gloss Meter (gloss angles = 20° low / 60° mid / 85° high)CPPT Internal Method
Visual AssessmentCPPT Internal MethodMacbeth Judge II Light Booth (CWF, D65, U30, A light sources plus UV option)CPPT Internal Method
Visual AssessmentCPPT Internal MethodCarver Heated Laboratory Press - Model C (6” platens for pellet press-outs)Calibration Not Required
Visual AssessmentCPPT Internal MethodDigital Videoscopes w/ image capture (4X – 40X and 20X – 220X)Calibration Not Required
Pellet Size EvaluationCPPT Internal MethodAdvantech Mfg Test Sieves (multi-mesh stack to quantify undersize pellets and chaff)Calibration Not Required
Metal Detection (flow-thru)CPPT Internal MethodSafeline GF Seal Tite Metal Detector (detects ferrous and non-ferrous metals)CPPT Internal Method
Test Specimen Preparation & ConditioningASTM D618, ISO 291Toshiba EC85SX All-Electric Injection Molding Machine w/ ISO & ASTM ToolCPPT Internal Method
Test Specimen Preparation & ConditioningASTM D618, ISO 291Nan Rong TNR-90S Injection Molding Machine w/ ASTM Tool & 4” square plaqueCPPT Internal Method
Test Specimen Preparation & ConditioningASTM D618, ISO 291Advantage/Temptek Temp Control Units (oil filled w/ mold temp control to 280°C)CPPT Internal Method
Test Specimen Preparation & ConditioningASTM D618, ISO 291Tenney T10RS-1.5 Environmental Chamber (w/ temp & humidity control)Calibration Service
Sample Extrusion (small lot or R&D trial)CPPT Internal MethodNanjing Giant SHJ-36 Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruder (36mm, L/D = 44:1, side feeder)CPPT Internal Method
Sample Extrusion (small lot or R&D trial)CPPT Internal MethodWelex Model 200 Single Screw Extruder (2”, L/D = 32:1, no side feeder)CPPT Internal Method