PESC Services:
Polymer and Plastics Testing Laboratory
PESC Laboratory offers a wide variety of highly specialized tests to stringent standards from mechanical testing to failure investigations

In this day and age there are thousands upon thousands of polymer and plastic products......

These products often require to be tested in accordance with national and international standards. PESC Laboratory offers a wide variety of highly specialized tests to this market, from mechanical testing to failure investigations.

Typical industries we offer such services to are:

  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Aeronautical
  • Civil & Construction
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Piping
  • Pharmaceutical

PESC Laboratory testing

  • Abrasion Testing, crock meter
  • Accelerated aging (Oven)
  • Adhesion strength and resistance
  • Ash content
  • Carbon black content
  • Carbon black dispersion
  • Charpy Impact Strength
  • Chemical resistance
  • CNC Machining (sample prep, profiling etc)
  • Compression Strength and related properties
  • Density
  • Dimensional stability
  • Humidity aging
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Material melting point measurements
  • Oxidation induction time (OIT)
  • Peel strength
  • Puncture resistance
  • Tear resistance
  • Tensile strength and related properties
  • Thermal Reversion
  • Vicat softening temperature
  • Visual inspections
  • Water absorption
  • Dimensions of products
  • Drop weight impact strength
  • Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance
  • Effects on water quality
  • Flammability
  • Flexural strength and related properties
  • Filler Content
  • Melt flow index (MFI)
  • Microscopy
  • Glass Transition Temperature Measurements
  • Gloss readings
  • Hardness, Shore A and Shore D

Standards used

  • SANS721
  • SANS791
  • SANS966-1
  • SANS966-2
  • SANS967
  • SANS1067
  • SANS1156
  • SANS1283
  • SANS1601
  • SANS4427-1 (Partial)
  • SANS4427-2
  • SANS4427-3
  • SANS4633
  • SANS8773
  • SANS9080
  • SANS15874-1
  • SANS15874-2
  • SANS15874-3
  • SANS15874-4
  • SANS15874-5
  • SANs21138-1
  • SANS21138-2
  • SANS21138-3
  • SANS61386