Testing Services

Standard Testing per Manufactured Lot

  • Testing includes – Ash (%), Color (using visual analysis), Contamination (visual impurities), Pellet size analysis, and Porosity / Strand Surface (PVC compounds with filler require Specific Gravity instead of Ash)
  • Certification is valid for two years from the date of manufacture
  • Additional Tests (below) per Customer Requirement(s)

Retesting/Recertification for each Manufactured Lot

  • Testing includes all Standard Testing listed above
  • Certification is valid for one additional year from the date of manufacture (total of three years)
  • Additional Tests (below) per Customer Requirement(s)

Additional Testing Services Available

  • Raw Material or Compound samples
  • Bulk Density per ASTM D189
  • TAPPI Dispersion per T564 or T213
  • Flat Down
  • Pellet Weight
  • Durometer (Shore A or D) per ASTM D2240
  • Specific Gravity per ASTM D792
  • Resistivity per ASTM D257
  • Conductivity per ASTM D257
  • Standard Color Match (i.e. Pantone Standards, Customer Samples)
  • Color Match using L*a*b* analysis (Spectrophotometer)
  • L*a*b analysis (Spectrophotometer)
  • Critical Color Match (customer approved match)
  • Melt Flow Index (MFI) per ASTM D1238
  • Capillary Rheometer (Viscosity) per ASTM D3835
  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy (Qualitative)
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) per ASTM D3850
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) per ASTM D3418
  • Molding ASTM Test Specimens (requires 5 lbs)
  • Flexural Modulus + Molding per ASTM D790
  • Tensile & Elongation + Molding per ASTM D638


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Foster Supply Chain Solutions

38 Ridge Road, Putnam, CT 06260
+1 (860) 928 4102