Polymer Testing

BTRA has sophisticated instruments for testing various materials and caters to multiple testing needs of manufacturers & suppliers of plastics, polymers, adhesives, paints, resins, rubbers, etc. The details are as follows -

  • Thermal Analysis
    Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), High Pressure Differential Scanning Calorimetry (HPDSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis(TGA)
  • Identification of products, determination of melting points, glass transition temperature, analysis of fillers, evaluation of thermal stability, degradation products, combustion products, thermal history, product purity and many more.
  • Fourier Transform ? Infra Red(FT-IR) Analysis
    Characterisation and identification of organic compounds, polymers, wetting agents, finishing agents, binders and many more.
  • X-ray Diffraction Studies
    Identification and characterization of various materials, based on the type of crystal and its x-ray diffraction pattern
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
    Purity determination and other spectrophotometer analysis
  • Gel Permeation Chromatograph
    (GPC) For determination of average molecular weights and molecular weight distribution
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
    Analysis, identification & separation of different organic compounds
  • Gas Chromatograph with Electron Capture Detector (GC-ECD)
    Almost all the halogenated organic compounds are analysed.
  • Gas Chromatograph with Mass Selective Detectors (GC-MSD)
    Analysis of organic compounds which are volatile and up to 500 molecular weight
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer Heavy metals analysis
    Detection and quantification at ppm and ppb level
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
    Studies of surface characteristics and topography, particles dimensions and many more
  • Evaluation of Flame Retardancy
    Measurement of oxygen requirement for a sample to burn and comparative evaluation of FR agents and chemicals.
  • Static Charge Dissipation
    Evaluates static dissipation performance of plastic films, laminates, industrial fabrics etc. and suitable for performance comparison of antistatic agents.
  • Instron ? 4240 (Universal Tensile Testing Machine)
    Studies in tensile, compression, bending, shear properties and cyclic testing
  • Spectrophotometer
    Colour measurement, colour matching and specification of colour.