LabWorks

LabWorks is a polymer lab that provides testing and consulting services for bioplastic applications, ensuring that your products and materials meet safety, quality, and recyclability standards. 

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Better products start in our labs.

We can test various bioplastic materials and products, ensuring that you have all the information you need to create and bring high-performance products to market.

Test the performance of your polymers.

If you want to try new polymers blends, we can test your formulas with a series of tests that check the quality and performance of your material. This will help you identify weaknesses and pinpoint areas of improvement.

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Know what material is in your product.

We can test a wide variety of bioplastics, finished goods, and products - breaking them down to their specific properties, so you know what's inside.

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Understand your materials' polymer make up.

If you're making a new product and are purchasing materials from third-party suppliers, we can conduct a series of tests to help you understand how the polymer will perform.

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High-performance products tested against the highest standards.

Our polymer analysts can run a wide range of tests to understand the composition of thermal, mechanical, rheological, and physical properties of your materials, so we can help you match your materials' performance to the right applications.

Thermal

TESTS WE RUN

Melt Temp
Thermal Degradation
Glass Transition
Softening Point
Crystallization Temp
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)

INSTRUMENTS AND STANDARDS

DSC-ASTM D3418-21
Thermal Degradation
Glass Transition
Softening Point

Mechanical

TESTS WE RUN

Max Force
Elongation
Max Stroke
Young's Modulus
Tensile Strength


INSTRUMENTS AND STANDARDS

UNIVERSAL/TENSILE TESTER-ASTM D638-22

Rheological

TESTS WE RUN

Complex Viscosity at Different Shear/Temps
Melt Flow at Specific Temps

INSTRUMENTS AND STANDARDS

RHEOMETER-ASTM D4440-15
MELT INDEX-ASTM D1238-20

Physical

TESTS WE RUN

Functional Groups of Materials and Material Identity
PPM of AA in PET and rPET
UV Exposure and Degradation

INSTRUMENTS AND STANDARDS

FTIR - Internal Method
GC/MS - Internal Method/AA (Acetaldehyde)
Spectrophotometer - Internal Method
QUV-ASTM G154-23