Testing Plastics and Polymeric Materials
Plastics and polymeric materials are important in a host of industries and applications. Packaging materials, medical devices, parts for consumer and electronics goods, time release excipients, and food additives are just a few of the many uses for polymeric materials. Synthetic polymers might be tested for leachable chemicals or composition while hydrocolloids could be characterized for molecular weight (Mw) distribution using size exclusion chromatography (SEC) or rheological properties.
Alliance Technologies employs a number of techniques well suited to the characterization of polymers themselves including infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), gel permeation chromatography (GPC), thermogravimetric methods (TGA), and tensile or hardness testing. Contact one of our chemists to discuss your polymer characterization needs.