Services for industry Polymer analysis and characterization
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Polymer materials analysis laboratory

How can FILAB help you analyze and characterize your polymers?

Polymers include thermoplastic and thermosetting materials (PE, PP, PET, PVC, PTFE, etc.), composite materials and polymer-based formulations (paints, glues, resins, varnishes, etc.). They are used in many industries for their lightness, flexibility and insulating properties.

Here are just a few examples of the polymer families that can be handled in the FILAB laboratory.

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Chemical composition

Determination of hazardous chemical substances: additives, antioxidants, bisphenol A, heavy metals, residual solvents, nitrosamines, plasticizers...

Determination of mineral load

Molecular weight determination by GPC

Soxhlet extraction
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Physical and thermal characterization

Mechanical testing

Study of crystalline phases by DSC

Analysis of plastic powders or granules

Polydispersity determination

Determining the degree of cross-linking

Morphology studies, Surface characterization including porosity measurement

Oxygen induction time (OIT) measurement

Determining the polymer ratio

Starch gelatinization degree measurement

Mechanical analysis: tensile test on polymers, bending test

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Problem solving

Search for impurities : heavy metals, redisual solvents, degradation products, contamination...

Identification of pollution (inclusion of particles)

The filab advantages
A highly qualified team
A highly qualified team
Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests
Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests
A COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
A COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
(Staves available on - Accreditation number: 1-1793)
A complete analytical park of 2100m²
A complete analytical park of 2100m²
Tailor-made support
Tailor-made support

Our dedicated analytical park

  • Chemical analysis of the organic fraction
  • Chemical analysis of mineral fractions
  • Thermal analysis
  • Surface analysis
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To find out more about these services, don't hesitate
to contact our team.

Thomas GAUTIER Head of Materials Department
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