Our analytical R&D laboratory is designed to engineer new custom polymers for a multitude of markets and regulated standards, including but not limited to; UL, FDA, NSF, REACH, RoHS, California Prop 65, Alloy Blends, Fuel Grade and the list goes on! Our lab has the capability to conduct various physical and chemical property testing to ensure the polymer is suitable for its end application. Contact Roscom’s engineering team to develop a proprietary custom compound that’s right for you, and let’s take your next project from concept to reality!
Roscom customers have the ability to utilize our analytical R&D laboratory in order to conduct a multitude of physical and chemical property testing.
PHYSICAL PROPERTY TESTING
Evaluating the physical properties of PVC compounds will help determine how well the final part will perform based on its intended application. Operating our Tensile, HDT, and IZOD equipment allows us to identify the polymers physical properties which then provides our R&D technicians to develop new formulas that meet specific ASTM standards and overall provides excellent running performance conditions.
Chemical testing of polymeric material is crucial in identifying the chemical makeup and structure of the plastic such as molecular weight distribution, additives within the compound, and stability performances. Performing tests on the Limiting Oxygen Index, Capillary Rheometer, Torque Rheometer, QUV, Volume Resistivity, Low Temperature Brittleness Tester, and Differential Scanning Calorimeter equipment provides Roscom the ability to breakdown chemical components within a formula.
Utilizing instruments such as: Gel Permeation Chromatography, Thermogravimetric Analysis, FT-IR, X-ray, and Gas Chromatography allows Roscom to evaluate raw materials within compounds so that ingredients can be identified and recommendations can be provided.