We offer three main categories of services commonly requested by the plastics industry:
- Gas permeability of packaging, including oxygen transmission and water vapour transmission – two of the most important determinants of the shelf life of packaged foods.
- Chemical and Infra-red analysis to determine the types of plastic materials a component or sample is made from, including multi-layered structures – useful for investigating consistency of formulation, testing for quality conformance, and for market research.
- A range of mechanical tests of plastic films and physical tests of rigid plastics – useful for investigating problems or discrepancies in performance of different batches, prototypes, and production trials.
We also offer many other industry standard tests and bespoke testing.