Catalogues and registration

Reference material

Our reference samples are suitable for various purposes. In addition to the functional check and calibration of your equipment, you can optimally train your personnel and prepare them for audits and the next suitability tests.

 

The proficiency tests,we intend to provide reference samples2.

Thermoplastics

 

Physical base quantities

Density (ISO 1183) (ASTM D792)

 

Mechanical properties

Indentation hardness; Shore-D hardness (ISO 868)

Ball indentation hardness (ISO 2039-1)

Tensile properties
Test range ≤ 5 kN (ISO 527-2)

Tensile properties of polyamides
Test range ≤ 10 kN (ISO 527-2)

Tensile properties
Test range ≤ 5 kN (ASTM D638)

Flexural properties
Test range ≤ 5 kN (ISO 178)

Flexural properties of polyamides
Test range ≤ 5 kN (ISO 178)

Flexural properties
Test range ≤ 5 kN (ASTM D790)

Dynstat; bending stress at 3.5% elongation (DIN 53435)

Print properties
Test range ≤ 5 kN (ISO 604)

Instrumented puncture test
Recommendation: Total mass of impact body = 20 kg (ISO 6603-2)

Charpy impact strength; unnotched specimens (acU)
Possible pendulums: e. g. (0,5-5) J (ISO 179-1)

Charpy impact strength; notched specimens (acN)
Possible pendulums: e. g. (0,5-5) J (ISO 179-1)

Charpy impact strength Polyamide
un-notched test specimens (acU | acN); pendulum e. g. 0,5-5 J (ISO 179-1)

Dynstat impact strength; unnotched/notched test specimens
Pendulum e. g. 1-11 J (DIN 53435)

Izod impact strength; unnotched/notched test specimens (ISO 180)

Dynamic mechanical properties (DMA) (ISO 6721-5)

creep rupture tensile test (ISO 899-1)

 

Thermal analysis

DSC analysis; melting temperature / enthalpy (ISO 11357-3)

DSC analysis; glass transition temperature (ISO 11357-2)

DSC analysis; oxidation induction time (ISO 11357-6)

DSC analysis; crystallization kinetics (ISO 11357-7)

DSC analysis; glass transition temperature (ASTM D3418)

DSC analysis; melting temperature / enthalpy (ASTM D3418)

DSC analysis; oxidation induction time (ASTM D3895)

Vicat softening temperature (ISO 306)

Vicat softening temperature (ASTM D1525)

Heat deflection temperature (ISO 75)

Heat deflection temperature (ASTM D648)

Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) (ISO 11359)

Thermal conductivity – laser flash method (ISO 22007-4)

Thermal conductivity – Hot Disc method (ISO/DIS 22007-2)

 

Surface properties

Color measurement (8°/d); (ΔE*) ΔL* Δa* Δb*  (DIN 53236-A, ISO 7724)

Color measurement (45°/0) – (ΔE*) ΔL* Δa* Δb* 1 (DIN 53236-B)

Gloss level; gloss value (60°)  (ISO 2813)

Surface energy – Measurement of the contact angle (DIN 55660-2)

Abrasion resistance of high gloss surfaces  (PV 3987)

Cross cut test (ISO 2409)

Scratch resistance  (PV 3952)

Scratch resistance (ISO 1518-1)

 

Rheology / Viscometry

Melt mass flow rate (MFR)
– volume flow rate (MVR)  (ISO 1133)

Schmelze-Massefließrate (MFR)
-Volumenfließrate (MVR) (ASTM D1238)

Solution viscosity (ISO 307)

 

Solution viscosity (phenol/1,2-dichlorobenzene) (ISO 1628-5, ASTM D 4603)

Flowability capillary rheometer (ISO 11443)

Complex shear viscosity
Parallel plate oscillation rheometer (ISO 6721-10)

Environmental simulation

Light fastness – colour fastness and ageing against artificial light at high temperatures (Xenon arc lamp) (ISO 105-B06, VDA 75202)

Ageing in solar simulation systems (D-IN1-T) (DIN 75220)

Ageing in sun simulation systems (Z-OUT) 1 cycle (DIN 75220)

Lightfastness – Irradiation or weathering in devices (Xenon arc lamp) 1-Cycle (ISO 4892-2)

Exposure of non-metallic materials (Xenon arc lamp) (ASTM G155)

Burning behaviour 1 (DIN 75200, FMVSS 302)

Burning behaviour (UL 94 (HB) )

Burning behaviour (UL 94 (VB) )

Fire hazard – glow wire test (GWIT) (DIN EN 60695-2-13)

 

Electrical properties

Comparative Tracking Index (CTI ) (DIN EN 60112)

Surface resistance (IEC 93)

Contact resistance (IEC 93)

 

Instrumental analytics

Identification of plastic granules
by FTIR spectroscopy  (-)

Ash content  (ISO 1172)

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA); filler content  (ISO 11358)

Quantitative Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)  (-)

Water content (Karl-Fischer) (ISO 15512)

Water absorption (ISO 62)

Stabilizer content in polyolefins
According to REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (SVHC List) (-)

Phthalate content in plastics for children’s articles
in accordance with REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 Annex XVII (-)

Phthalate content in plastics
in accordance with REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 Annex XVII (-)

Cadmium
According to REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (SVHC List) (-)

Nonylphenol
in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 Annex II (-)

Metal release (specific migration)
in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 Annex II (-)

Primary aromatic amines (specific migration)
according to RoHS (RL 2011/65/EU) (-)

Total content of lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium (-)

Content of Chrome VI
in accordance with Packaging Ordinance (Directive 94/62/EC) (-)

Content of lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium VI in plastics 
in accordance with Packaging Ordinance (RL 94/62/EC) (-)

Determination of mean molecular masses by GPC
Solvent THF (-)

Determination of mean molecular masses by GPC
Solvent HFIP Solvent (-)

Determination of mean molecular masses by GPC (-)

Determination of a relative degradation of material by GPC (-)

Determination of mixture ratios using GPC (-)

 

 

Automotive

 

Environmental simulation

Aluminium corrosion (Filiform & CASS) (DBL 7381.30)

Multistep impact test (DBL 5416, ISO 20576-1)

Steam jet test (DBL 5416, ISO 16925-B)

Burning behaviour (leather) 1 (DBL 5307, FMVSS 302)

Corrosion test | Salt spray test (ISO 9227)

 

 

 

Elastomers / TPE

 

Physical base quantities

Density (elastomers) (ISO 2781)

 

Mechanical properties

Indentation hardness; Shore-A hardness  (ISO 868)

Indentation hardness; Shore-A hardness (ASTM D2240)

IRHD hardness (Method M) (ISO 48)

IRHD hardness (Method M) (ISO 48)

Tensile properties (sample S2)
Test range ≤ 1 kN . (ISO 37)

Tensile properties (sample S3A)
Test range ≤ 1 kN . (ISO 37)

Tensile properties (sample S3A)
Test range ≤ 1 kN . (ASTM D412)

Tear resistance – strip test
Test range ≤ 1 kN . (ISO 34-1)

Tear resistance – angle specimen with notch
Test range ≤ 1 kN . (ISO 34-1)

Compression set (ISO 815)

Compression set (low temperature) (ISO 815-2)

Tensile set (ISO 2285)

 

Thermal analysis

DSC analysis – glass transition temperature 1 (ISO 11357-2)

 

Surface properties

Abrasion resistance (rotating cylinder drum) (ISO 4649)

 

Rheology / Viscometry

Mooney viscosity (ISO 289-1)

 

Instrumental analytics

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA); soot content (ISO 11358)

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) (AfPS GS, 2014:01 PAK )

Extractable components (ISO 1407)

Mass increase (test liquid B) (ISO 1817-7.2)

 

 

 

Fiber reinfoced plastics

 

Mechanical properties

Tensile properties of unidirectional laminates (ISO 527-5)

Shear properties determined in tensile test on 45° laminates (ISO 14129)

Flexural properties (ISO 14125)

Compressive properties
Method 2: common fixures (ITRI, CLC, etc.) (ISO 14126)

 

 

 

Metrology

 

Surface properties

Roughness measurement by means of stylus method (ISO 4287
ISO 4288)

Roughness (line), contactless (ISO 4287)

Roughness (area), contactless (ISO 25178-2)

 

 

Foils

 

Physical base quantities

Film thickness – Drying method F (ISO 4593)

 

Mechanical properties

Tensile properties
Test range ≤ 1 kN. (ISO 527-3)

T peeling test; average peeling force
Test range ≤ 1 kN; (ISO 11339)

Tearing process; tear resistance
Test range ≤ 1 kN; (ISO 6383-1)

Elmendorf process; tear resistance (ISO 6383-2)

Sealing seam strength; maximum force (ISO 55529)

 

Surface properties

Transparency/Haze; Haze value (ISO 14782)

Coefficient of friction (ISO 8295)

 

Environmental simulation

Water vapour permeability (ISO 15106-3)

Oxygen permeability (ISO 15105-2)

 

Instrumental analytics

Identification of films (multilayer) (-)

Identification of films (monofoil) (-)

Emission behaviour: Fogging (DIN 75201)

Emission behaviour: Fogging 1 (DIN 75201)

 

 

Geosynthetics

 

Physical base quantities

Thickness under specified pressures (ISO 9863-1)

Determination of nominal thickness (ASTM D5199)

Determination of core thickness (ASTM D5994)

 

Mechanical properties

tensile properties
Test range ≤ 1 kN. (ISO 527-3)

tensile properties (PE/PP Geomembranes)
Test range ≤ 1 kN (ASTM D6693)

Tear resistance
Test range ≤ 1 kN  (ASTM D1004)

Stamp penetration test (CBR test) (ISO 12236)

Stamp penetration test (ASTM D4833)

 

Surface properties

Unevenness (Asperity Height) (ASTM D7466)

 

Environmental simulation

Environmental stress cracking (DIN EN 14576)

Stress crack resistance (ASTM D5397)

 

Instrumental Analytics

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA); soot content (ISO 11358)

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA); soot content (ASTM D4218)

Determination of soot dispersion (ASTM D5596)

 

 

 

Pipes

 

Physical base quantities

Wall thickness measurement on tubes (-)

 

Mechanical properties

Ring stiffness (ISO 9969)

Adhesion
Multilayer composite pipes (ISO 17454)

Resistance to internal overpressure (ISO 1167-1/-2)

 

 

 

Foams

 

Physical base quantities

Gross density Klimate 23/50 or 20/65 (ISO 845)

 

Mechanical properties

Compression hardness at 40 % deformation
Test range ≤ 5 kN. (ISO 3386-1, DBL 5452)

tensile properties
Test range ≤ 1 kN. (ISO 1798)

Compression set (ISO 1856)

 

Environmental simulation

Combustion behaviour (foams) 1 (DBL 5307
FMVSS 302)

 

 

 

Textiles

 

Physical base quantities

Dimensional change after washing (ISO 5077, ISO 6330)

Thickness measurement of nonwovens 20 kPa (ISO 9073-2)

Area-related mass of polyester and viscose material (EN 12127, ISO 3801)

 

Mechanical properties

Strip tensile test 1 (ISO 13934-1)

Grab pull test (ISO 13934-2)

Determination of tear force using ballistic pendulum method (Elmendorf)  (ISO 13937-1)

Determination of tear force of trouser-shaped test specimens (single tear method) (ISO 13937-2)

Determination of tear force of wing shaped test specimens (ISO 13937-3)

Determination of the slippage resistance of yarns at a seam in woven fabrics (ISO 13936-1/-2)

Bursting properties of fabrics -bursting strength and bursting distension (ISO 13938-2)

Determination of resistance of textile fabrics to water penetration; hydrostatic pressure test (EN 20811)

 

Thermal analysis

DSC analysis; melting temperature, enthalpy (textiles)  (ISO 11357-3)

 

Surface properties

Colour measurement (8°/d); (ΔE*) ΔL* Δa* Δb* (Textiles) (-)

white degree measurement (according to Ganz)

Abrasion resistance Martindale (ISO 12947-2)

Pill inclination (pilling test box) (ISO 12945-1)

 

Environmental simulation

Pill inclination Martindale (ISO 12945-2)

Absorbability of textiles (ISO 9073-12)

Air permeability (method 2: peracetic acid bleach) (ISO 9237)

Industrial washing with subsequent color measurement (ISO 15797)

Light fastness (Xenon arc lamp) (ISO 105-B02)

Light fastness (Xenon arc lamp) (ISO 105-B04)

Flammability (textiles) 1 (FMVSS 302)

Fastness to washing at 60 °C (ISO 105-C06/C2S)

Fastness to washing (ISO 105-C08)

Fastness to dry cleaning (ISO 105-D01)

Fastness to water (ISO 105-E01)

Fastness to perspiration (ISO 105-E04)

Colour fastness to rubbing (Crockmeter) (ISO 105-X12)

 

Instrumental analytics

Formaldehyde in textiles
in accordance with REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 Annex XVII. (-)

Azo dyes in textiles (-)

Flame retardants in textiles (-)

pH-value of textiles (ISO 3071)

2 Reference samples are provided on availibility of precision data