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In Plastic Material Testing Lab, we evaluate and test your products for legal compliance, including testing for flexibility and abrasion resistance, impact resistance, ozone resistance, melting point, and scanning transmission electron microscopy analysis.

Material identification, mechanical and physical testing, and quantification of fillers, additives, and blends are just a few of the capabilities offered by Plastics and Polymer Analysis.

Plastic testing laboratory usually respond to the forces they are subjected to, being deformed to a greater or lesser extent, and possibly ending up in breakage.

Physical, thermal, rheological, optical, aging, barrier, surface, flammability, and mechanical properties are among the polymer material testing and plastic testing laboratory services that detect the qualities of your raw materials or polymer and whether they match specification. Our knowledge can assist you in determining how well the materials are suited to the application and how they age.

Our polymer material testing manufacturing facility on a small scale can help you develop new products and processes. Our specialists can help with anything from raw material selection to material development, compounding and conversion manufacturing, prototyping, and the finished product.

Polymer material testing and plastic testing laboratory are among the most versatile materials on the planet, and they are employed in virtually every area of our life. They’ve changed the way consumer goods and industrial applications like aerospace, automotive, electronics, and packaging are made. Our scientists have the industry expertise to provide you with the information you need to advance product development, assure compliance, and launch a successful market launch for the application you’re working on.

We can assess how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability, and performance criteria by bringing quality to life. We help you recognise and minimize inherent hazards in your polymer and plastics operations, supply chains, and business processes.


Determination of hardness can be done for substances classified as vulcanized (thermoset) rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, cellular materials, elastomeric materials, gel-like materials, and plastics. Durometer scale is a type of measurement for rubber and plastic material hardness. Generally flexible plastic materials fall under the Scale Shore A. Hard plastics use Shore D. Hardness of other materials such as Foams and soft sponges can be checked using scales Shore OO and by scale Asker C
Determination of this Ball indentation hardness is generally used for harder plastics, It measures the resistance of plastics towards indentation and provides necessary hardness values. Generally Type R,M indenter is used for Plastics hardness measurements.
PL1ME-1 Hardness (Durometer) ASTM D2240, JIS K7215, ISO 868, IS 13360 P5
PL1ME-2 Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785, JIS K7202, IS 13360 P5, ISO 2039

Stress Strain Property Test

Tensile properties of Plastics provide very useful information for its engineering design purpose. Characteristics such as Tensile strength, Elongation, Elongation at Yield, Modulus of elasticity and other tensile properties can be determined.
PL1ME-3 Tensile strength ASTM D638, ISO 527, JIS K7161, IS 13360
PL1ME-3 Elongation@Break ASTM D638, ISO 527, JIS K7161, IS 13360
PL1ME-7 Compressive Strength ISO 604
PL1ME-3 Young’s Modulus

Impact Property Test

Plastics show significantly different Absorption energy when subjected to an impact load. A measure of impact resistance of material is useful for Quality estimation purposes.
The Charpy Impact test indicates the energy of break standard test specimen under Standard conditions with notching.
PL1ME-5 Izod Impact Strength ASTM D256, ISO 180, JIS K7110, IS 13360 P5
PL1ME-6 Charpy Impact Strength ASTM D6110, ISO 179, IS 13360 P5, JIS K7111

Flexural Property Test

Determination of Flexural properties are important for specifying grades and the control of quality. Flexural Strength, Modulus, Flexural strain. A rectangular test specimen is placed on 2 supports and loaded at the centre of supports
PL1ME-4 Flexural strength ASTM D790, ISO 178, JIS K7171, IS 13360 P5
PL1ME-4 Flexural Modulus ASTM D790, ISO 178, JIS K7171, IS 13360 P5

Material Property Test

This test is of prime importance for the Identification of material. It is also used to indicate us the physical changes if any, loss of plasticizers, absorption of solvent or because of any other cause.
Melting point is determined for rubber processing chemicals for verifying quality of material. Melting point values which are deviating from known standard substance indicate poor quality.
PL1MT-1 Density and Specific Gravity ASTM D 792, ISO 1183, IS 13360 P3, JIS K7112
PL2MT-7 Melting point by Capillary Tube ISO 3146, IS 13360 P6

Weathering Behaviour Test

A weathering test is a system for determining weathering characteristics of materials and coatings. Such tests are used to predict durability or to monitor changes in mechanical properties during weathering of materials.
MAEON Laboratory has facility for accelerated weathering – The process of weathering is accelerated through the use of specially designed weathering chambers. Gas-discharge lamps (e.g. xenon arc lamps) or fluorescent lamps are used to simulate/accelerate the effects of sunlight.
Both methods are based on regular monitoring of characteristics reflecting an aging process like:Mechanical properties, Elongation at break, Tensile properties, Impact strength also the Visible characteristics Crack formation, Chalking, Changes in colour or gloss.
PL1WE-1 Weathering Resistance by Xenon and Fluorescent UV ASTM G154, ASTM G155, ISO 4892
PL1BI-1 Biodegradability

Flammability Properties Test

Rate of burning of plastics, and also rate and extent of burning characterizes are studied for understanding processing character and deterioration
PL1FL-1 Rate of Burning ASTM D635, UL94, ISO 3795, IS 15061, FMVSS 302, MS 300-08
PL1FL-1 Extent & Time of Burning ASTM D635, UL94, ISO 3795, IS 15061, FMVSS 302, MS 300-08

Chemical Analysis Test

Quantification of carbon black contained in Olefinic plastics can be performed at MAEON laboratories. This test is useful for investigative, reconstructions and quality control purposes
Karl Fisher Titration is a technique for the determination of moisture content. The technique was developed by a chemist named Karl Fischer. It is based on a reagent which reacts with water and converts the water into a non-conductive chemical.
PL1MT-9 Moisture content by Karl Fischer
PL1MT-8 Filler Content
PL1MT-2 Carbon Black Content in Olefin Plastics ASTM D1603

Thermal Property Test

Maeon laboratories has facility for evaluating plastics for its behaviour at low temperature. A test device determines the brittleness point of plastics are under impact at low temperature.
PL1TE-3 Low Temperature Brittleness Properties ASTM D746, ISO 974, IS 13360 P6
High temperature Properties

Temperature Property Test

Fogging tests measure the tendency for plastic or elastomeric materials to volatize substances which can condense and collect on other surfaces when in use. These tests provide 2 methods for evaluating the likelihood of a material to leave a light scattering film on a glass surface (photometric method), or to deposit foreign material onto an aluminum foil surface (gravimetric method). The tests are used to evaluate materials to be used in automotive or other vehicle interiors.
PL1TE-4 Fogging Resistance

Chemical Property Test

Evaluation of Plastic products functioning under chemical contact for mechanical property changes is important. Extend of deterioration in properties can be estimated after immersion in the specified chemicals.
PL1TE-1 Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents ASTM D543, ISO 175
PL1TE-2 Water Absorption of Plastics ASTM D570, ISO 62, IS 13360 P8, JIS K7209

Melting Property Test

MFI is largely influenced by the material’s physical properties, molecular structure and the rheological character. The test helps to determine the uniformity of the flow rate of polymer at a particular condition.
PL1TH-1 Melt Flow Rate ASTM D 1238, ISO 1133, JIS K7210, IS 13360 P4
PL1TH-1 Melt Flow Index ASTM D 1238, ISO 1133, JIS K7210, IS 13360 P4

Deflection Property Test

A measure of the Vicat softening temperature of plastics is useful for the characterization of plastics by its heat-softening qualities.-The test determines the temperature at which a standard indenter (needle) penetrates 1mm into the surface of a test specimen under load.
The test method covers a procedure to determine the temperature at which plastics deform when it is subjected high temperature and load.
PL1TH-2 Vicat Softening temperature of plastics ASTM D1525, ISO 306, IS 13360 P6, JIS K7206
PL1TH-3 Deflection Temperature of Plastic ASTM D648, IS 13360 P6, ISO 75, JIS K7191

Analytical Test

The polymers in a given material or product can be determined by Infrared spectrophotometry. The infrared spectrum of the test specimen is superimposed on a reference spectrum and compared for determination of polymer used
We offer testing of plastics for the determination of Transition temperatures, such as Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers – including Tm, Tg, Tc. Other measurements from DSC include Thermal stability, Decomposition temperature, Oxidative Induction Times etc.,
The composition of compound of rubber / plastics such as Low boiling fractions, polymer, carbon and fillers are quantitatively determined by TGA – Thermogravimetry. A small mass of test sample is subjected to controlled heating under specific environment and the mass loss over a temperature range is measured.
PL1MT-5 TGA ASTM E1131, ISO 11358, JIS K7120
PL1MT-6 DSC ASTM D3418, ISO 11357, ASTM D3895

Optical Test

Consumer and Automotive products require the appearance to be uniform and its best. This requires control of colour, gloss, haze, transparency using Spectrophotometers, gloss meter, haze meter etc… MAEON has facility for all such requirements
PL1OP-1 Color and Yellowness Index Measurements
PL1OP-2 Haze and Transmission Properties

Electrical Tests

Many of the applications of plastic materials involve measurement of electrical properties of Composites, some have been listed below:
CP1EL-1 Volume Resistivity and Surface Resistivity of composites ASTM D257
CP1EL-2 Dielectric Constant and Dissipation Factor of composites ASTM D150
CP1EL-3 Dielectric Strength of composites ASTM D149

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