Polymers

The SCiTec laboratory has infrastructure and wide scope of services accredited by Cgcre, to act in the execution of thermal, physicochemical and mechanical analysis of polymeric materials.

The tests and analyses carried out by the laboratory involve:

  • Water absorption;
  • Dynamic-mechanical thermal analysis (DMA or DMTA);
  • Differential exploratory calorimetry (CSD);
  • Linear thermal expansion coefficient;
  • Color;
  • Colorimetry;
  • Compression;
  • Compression set;
  • Coupled mass spectrometry coupled gas chromatography (GC-MS);
  • Density;
  • X-ray diphratometry (XRD);
  • Dispersion of pigments;
  • IRHD Hardness;
  • Shore hardness A or D;
  • Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR);
  • X-ray fluorescence (FRX);
  • Fogging;
  • Charpy impact at 23°C;
  • Izod impact at 23°C;
  • Fluidity Index (MFI);
  • Oxidation index;
  • Flammability;
  • Bending module at 23°C;
  • Tearing at 23°C;
  • Capillary rheometry;
  • Softening Temperature (Vicat);
  • Thermal deflection temperature (HDT);
  • Oxidative induction time (ILO);
  • Load content;
  • Ash content;
  • Extractable content;
  • Moisture content;
  • Thermogravimetry (TG);
  • Traction at 23°C;
  • Viscosity.

Standards

AATCC Test Method 97 – 2009 Extractable Content of Textiles
ABNT NBR 15536-1 – Sistemas para adução de água, coletores-tronco, emissários de esgoto sanitário e águas pluviais – Tubos e conexões de plástico reforçado de fibra de vidro (PRFV) – Parte 1: Tubos e juntas para adução de água
ABNT NBR 9023 – Termoplásticos – Determinação do índice de fluidez
ABNT NBR 9147 – Fios e cabos para telecomunicações — Fluidez — Método de ensaio
ABNT NBR ISO 18553 – Método para avaliação do grau de dispersão de pigmentos ou negro-de-fumo em tubos, conexões e compostos poliolefínicos
ABNT NBR ISO 3795 – Veículos rodoviários, tratores e máquinas agrícolas e florestais — Determinação do comportamento de combustão dos materiais interiores
ABNT NBR NM 82 – Tubos e conexões de PVC – Determinação da temperatura de amolecimento “Vicat”
ABNT NBR NM 84 – Tubos e conexões de PVC – Determinação do teor de cinzas
ABNT NM 23 – Cimento portland e outros materiais em pó – Determinação da massa específica
ASTM C1557 – Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength and Young’s Modulus of Fibers
ASTM C158 – Flexural Bend Testing for Glass
ASTM D1238 – Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
ASTM D1415 – Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—International Hardness
ASTM D1506 – Standard Test Methods for Carbon Black—Ash Content
ASTM D1525 – Standard Test Method for Vicat Softening Temperature of Plastics
ASTM D1621 – Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics
ASTM D2240 – Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Durometer Hardness
ASTM D2244 – Standard Test Method for Calculation of Color Differences From Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
ASTM D256 – Standard Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
ASTM D2584 – Standard Test Method for Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins
ASTM D3418 – Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
ASTM D3677 – Standard Test Methods for Rubber—Identification by Infrared Spectrophotometry
ASTM D3835 – Standard Test Method for Determination of Properties of Polymeric Materials by Means of a Capillary Rheometer
ASTM D3895 – Standard Test Method for Oxidative-Induction Time of Polyolefins by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
ASTM D395 – Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property—Compression Set
ASTM D4065 – Standard Practice for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: Determination and Report of Procedures
ASTM D412 – Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers—Tension
ASTM D4603 – Standard Test Method for Determining Inherent Viscosity of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) by Glass Capillary Viscometer
ASTM D4747 – Standard Test Method for Determining Unreacted Monomer Content of Latexes Using Gas-Liquid Chromatography (Withdrawn 2019)
ASTM D4812 – Standard Test Method for Unnotched Cantilever Beam Impact Resistance of Plastics
ASTM D5026 – Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In Tension
ASTM D5279 – Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In Torsion
ASTM D5381 – Standard Guide for X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectroscopy of Pigments and Extenders
ASTM D5418 – Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In Flexure (Dual Cantilever Beam)
ASTM D5630 – Standard Test Method for Ash Content in Plastics
ASTM D570 – Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
ASTM D6110 – Standard Test Method for Determining the Charpy Impact Resistance of Notched Specimens of Plastics
ASTM D624 – Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
ASTM D6247 – Standard Test Method for Determination of Elemental Content of Polyolefins by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
ASTM D635 – Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
ASTM D6370 – Standard Test Method for Rubber—Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry (TGA)
ASTM D638 – Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
ASTM D648 – Standard Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
ASTM D6869 – Standard Test Method for Coulometric and Volumetric Determination of Moisture in Plastics Using the Karl Fischer Reaction (the Reaction of Iodine with Water)
ASTM D695 – Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
ASTM D789 – Standard Test Method for Determination of Relative Viscosity of Concentrated Polyamide (PA) Solutions
ASTM D790 – Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
ASTM D792 – Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
ASTM D882 – Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
ASTM E1131 – Standard Test Method for Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry
ASTM E1252 – Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis
ASTM E1347 – Standard Test Method for Color and Color-Difference Measurement by Tristimulus Colorimetry
ASTM E1356 – Standard Test Method for Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperatures by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
ASTM E1621 – Standard Guide for Elemental Analysis by Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
ASTM E2009 – Standard Test Methods for Oxidation Onset Temperature of Hydrocarbons by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
ASTM E260 – Standard Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography
ASTM E308 – Standard Practice for Computing the Colors of Objects by Using the CIE System
ASTM E793 – Standard Test Method for Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
ASTM E831 – Standard Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials by Thermomechanical Analysis
ASTM F2102 – Standard Guide for Evaluating the Extent of Oxidation in Polyethylene Fabricated Forms Intended for Surgical Implants
ASTM F2617 – Standard Test Method for Identification and Quantification of Chromium, Bromine, Cadmium, Mercury, and Lead in Polymeric Material Using Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry
DBL 5307 – Supply specification; flame retardant properties. Interior trim parts; requirements and test specifications.
DBL 5430 – Emission and odour in the car interior. For materials and components that can come into contact with the vehicle interior air directly or indirectly.
DIN 75200 – Determination of burning behaviour of interior materials in motor vehicles
DIN 75201 – Determination of the fogging characteristics of trim materials in the interior of automobiles.
FMVSS 302 – The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Nº. 302. Flammability of Interior Materials
GMW 3235 – Fogging Characteristics of Trim Materials
IEC 60695-11-10 – Fire hazard testing — Part 11-10: Test flames — 50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods — Amendment 1
ISO 105 – Têxteis — Ensaios de solidez da cor.
ISO 1133 – Plastics — Determination of the melt mass-flow rate (MFR) and melt volume-flow rate (MVR) of thermoplastics
ISO 11357 – Plastics — Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
ISO 11358 – Plastics — Thermogravimetry (TG) of polymers
ISO 11359-2 – Plastics — Thermomechanical analysis (TMA) — Part 2: Determination of coefficient of linear thermal expansion and glass transition temperature
ISO 11664-4 – Colorimetry — Part 4: CIE 1976 L*a*b* Colour space
ISO 1183 – Plastics — Methods for determining the density and relative density of non-cellular plastics
ISO 15512 – Plastics — Determination of water content
ISO 178 – Plastics — Determination of flexural properties
ISO 179 – Plastics — Determination of Charpy impact properties
ISO 1798 – Flexible cellular polymeric materials — Determination of tensile strength and elongation at break
ISO 180 – Plastics — Determination of Izod impact strength
ISO 2440 – Flexible and rigid cellular polymeric materials — Accelerated ageing tests
ISO 306 – Plastics — Thermoplastic materials — Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)
ISO 307 – Plastics — Polyamides — Determination of viscosity number
ISO 34 – Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Determination of tear strength
ISO 3451 – Plastics — Determination of ash
ISO 4650 – Rubber — Identification — Infrared spectrometric methods
ISO 48 – Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Determination of hardness (hardness between 10 IRHD and 100 IRHD)
ISO 527 – Plastics — Determination of tensile properties
ISO 604 – Plastics — Determination of compressive properties
ISO 62 – Plastics — Determination of water absorption
ISO 6721 – Plastics — Determination of dynamic mechanical properties
ISO 75 – Plastics — Determination of temperature of deflection under load
ISO 815 – Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Determination of compression set
ISO 845 – Cellular plastics and rubbers — Determination of apparent density
ISO 868 – Plastics and ebonite — Determination of indentation hardness by means of a durometer (Shore hardness)
ISO 9974 – Connections for general use and fluid power — Ports and stud ends with ISO 261 threads with elastomeric or metal-to-metal sealing
ISO 11443 – Plastics — Determination of the fluidity of plastics using capillary and slit-die rheometers
NBR 14300 – Sistemas de ramais prediais de água -Tubos, conexões e composto depolietileno PE – Determinação dotempo de oxidação induzida
NBR 14692 – Sistemas de dutos, subdutos e microdutos para telecomunicações – Determinação do tempo de oxidação induzida
PSA D45 1727 – Determination of the fogging characteristics (Fogging F)
PV 3015 – Determining Condensable Constituents (G)
PV 3341 – Determination of emission of organic compounds
Resolução Contran nº 498 – Dispõe sobre requisitos aplicáveis aos materiais de revestimento interno do habitáculo de veículos automotores nacionais e importados.
SAE J1756 – Determination of the Fogging Characteristics of Interior Automotive Materials
STD 420-0003 – Fogging
STP247 – International Symposium on Plastics Testing and Standardization
TL 1010 – Materials for vehicle interiors – Flammability of materials requirement
TL 1011 – Flammability vertical
TL 52625 – Requirements plastic mounting support
TSM0503G – Fogging test method for non-metallic materials
TSM1720G-2C – Materials for door glass run
UL94 – Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Applications.
VDA 277 – Analysis of Volatile Contaminants from Polymers

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