Testing Services

KPRC researchers are fully equipped to offer a wide range of tests including chemical composition, formulation, routine testing, non-routine analysis, failure analysis, physical properties as well as many other tests. In addition, supporting research capabilities are also provided by the Pittsburg State University Departments of Plastics Engineering Technology and Chemistry.

Analytical Testing
Chromatography
GC/FID and GC/MS
HPLC/UV-VIS/RI/ELSD
GPC/RI or with RI/UV-VIS/Light Scattering
Spectroscopy
NMR
FT-IR, NIR
UV/VIS
Powder X-Ray diffraction
Wet Chemistry Characterization
A wide variety of wet chemistry analyses are also available utilizing our automated Titrino titrators. Tests such as iodine value, OH number, Karl Fisher titration, and acid value are routine.

Download: Analytical Testing Brochure.

Thermal Testing
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
Dielectric Thermal Analysis (DEA)


Mechanical & Physical Testing
Ultra Pycnometer (open cell content)
Viscometer/Rheometer
Hardness – Shore A or D
Melt Flow Index (ASTM D1238)
Tensile Properties (ASTM D638)
Flexural Properties (ASTM D790)
IZOD, notched/un-notched (ASTM 256A/4812)
Thermal Conductivity
Impact
Flammability
Rebound Resilience
Abrasion Resistance


Accelerated Weathering Testing
KPRC provides accelerated weathering testing of polymer and plastic materials. During their lifetime, plastics are exposed to all kinds of environmental impacts such as light, humidity and temperature. Our scientists have the ability to test the resistance of polymeric products against environmental impacts using accelerated weathering testing (QUV).

To get more information or to inquire about KPRC testing services, contact us!