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Product Testing facilities

HDPE pipes
IS:4984 UPVC pipes
PVC Socket fittings
Milk crates
Woven sacks
Water storage tanks
Irrigation Emitters systems
IS: 13487 & IS:13488
Irrigation pipes Plastic feeding Bottles
IS:12786 IS:14625

Packaged Drinking Water

IS: 15409 & IS:15410 Toys
Rupay Cards (Customer Specification)
ISO 10373, ISO 7810
UPVC casing Pipes
IS: 12818

School bag Fishing nets

Geometry Box components
(Customer Specification) (Customer specification)
(Customer specification)
Crayons & Colour pencils
(Customer Specification)

Contraceptive devices Automobiles Plastic Components

(Schedule R) (Manufacturers Specification)

Contact details

Shri. S. Sugumar Dr. K. Prakalathan

Deputy Director & Head Manager (Testing)
Mobile: 9840726640 Mobile: 9677123883

Plastics Testing Centre Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology

Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals)
T.V.K. Industrial estate, Guindy, Chennai Ministry of Chemicals and fertilizers
Phone: +91 44 22254701-06, 08 Extn: 330, Fax: +91 44 22254707
E-mail:, website: Government of India
Guindy, Chennai
Specimen Preparation Environmental Conditioning of Plastic Materials & Products
v Accelerated weathering using Xenon arc lamp (UVA – 330 to 340 nm) as per
v Preparation of test Specimens as per various ASTM & ISO standards using ASTM D 2565, ASTM D4459, ASTM DG155, ISO 4892, SAE J1885, SAE J1960
Injection molding, contour cutting & punching and Fluorescent lamp (UVB – 313 nm) as per ASTM D4329, D4587,
v Sheet preparation (thermoplastics & thermosets) using Compression molding ISO 4892, automobile and product specifications. (ATLAS Ci5000, QUV)
v Low temperature Cabinet with humidity control (Programmable)
v Casting of resins Range: -70°C to 150°C.
v High speed mixing v Low temperature conditioning with humidity control (Programmable)
v Melt blending & Compounding using two roll milling and Twin Screw extruder Range: -20°C to 50°C.
v Low temperature grinding using cryogenic grinder
v Fatigue test
v Flexural strength, & Modulus as per ASTM D 790 & ISO 178 using Universal Testing
Testing of Optical properties Testing of Electrical properties Machine (Max. Capacity: 100kN) Temperature of the specimen can be controlled upto 300°C.
v Folding endurance test as per ASTM D 2176 & ISO 5628.
v Gas permeability of plastic films as per ASTM D 1434 (Max. Thickness can be 1.0mm)
v Colour comparison test as per ASTM D 6290 v Arc resistance as per ASTM D 495 v Lap shear strength as per ASTM D 3163
(CIE Lab), Grey scale rating, Blue wool scale v Air delivery test for table fans as per IS:555 v Loop tensile (Split tensile) test as per ASTM D 2290
v Comparative tracking index of solid insulating materials as v Long term creep test as per ASTM D 2990
v Haze, Luminous transmittance or Clarity of per ASTM D 3638 & ASTM D 5288 v Moisture / Water vapour transmission rate (MVTR) as per ASTM E 96
plastic sheet as per ASTM D 1003 of transparent v Dielectric breakdown voltage and Dielectric strength as per v Mesh Number as per IS:14887
plastics ASTM D 149 (Max. Capacity: 100 kV) v Resistance to tear propagation of films as per ASTM D 1922
v Dielectric constant and dissipation factor as per v Resistance to tear propagation of rubber as per ASTM D 624
v Opacity as per ASTM D 589, ASTM D 7520 ASTM D 150 using LCR meter (Max. frequency: 1 MHz) v Resistance of plastics to ageing (heat, cold, weathering, UV) as per customers requirements
v Electrostatic charge measurement v Shear strength as per ASTM D 732
v Specular Gloss as per ASTM D 2457 v Shear bond strength as per ASTM D 4501
v High Voltage test for electrical appliances as per IS:302-1, v Stiffness test as per customers requirements
v Yellowness index IS:555, IS: 4250, IS:996 v Shrinkage from mold dimension of molded plastics as per ASTM D 955 & ISO 2577
v Insulation resistance for electrical appliances as per v Size (Dimension) measurement as per customers requirements
IS:302-1, IS:555, IS: 4250, IS:996 v Tensile strength-Load, Strength, Elongation & Modulus as per ASTM D 638, ISO 527, ASTM D 3039, IS:867, ASTM D 882
v Protection against electric shock test tor electrical using Universal Testing Machine (Max. Capacity: 100kN) Temperature of the specimen during testing can be controlled
appliances as per IS:302-1, IS:555, IS: 4250, IS:996 upto 300°C.
v Surface resistivity of plastics as per ASTM D 257 using v Tear strength of plastics by single tear method as per ASTM D 1004
teraohmeter (Temp. range: -20°C to 50°C) v Testing of breaking load of Woven fabric as per IS:14887
v Temperature rise test for electrical motors v Thickness measurement using micrometer
v Visual examination of products – Based on the products & Customer requirements.
v Torque testing of motors as per IS:996
v Volume resistivity of plastics as per ASTM D 257 using
teraohmeter (Temp. range: -20°C to 50°C) Testing of Chemical properties
Testing of Thermal properties v Ash content using muffle furnace as per ASTM D 5630
v Biodegradability test (Aerobic Biodegradation) as per ASTM D 5338.
v Coefficient of linear thermal expansion as per ASTM D 696 v Brookfield viscosity as per ASTM D789, D4878
v Carbon black content & Carbon Black Dispersion as per ASTM D 1603, IS:2508, IS:4984, IS:7328 etc.
(Temp. range: 20°C to 90°C) v Dilute solution viscosity (Viscosity number, intrinsic viscosity, k value) as per ASTM D 1243 using ubholde viscometer
v Deterioration of Visibility due to Smoke using Cone calorimeter v Effect on Water using AAS
v Flammability as per ASTM D 635 & UL-94 v Environmental stress cracking resistance (ESCR) as per ASTM D 1693 & ASTM D 2561
v Filler identification using FTIR
v Flow rate of thermoplastics (MFI) as per ASTM D 1238 & ISO 1133 v Filler Content using TGA
v Heat deflection temperature as per ASTM D 648 & ISO 75 (Upto 250°C) v Effect on water (AAS) as per IS:4985, IS:7834, etc.
v Gel time as per ASTM D 4217 and customers specifications
v Glass transition temperature using DSC
v Heat stability (Weight loss, Shrinkage, Dimensional Charge) v Limiting oxygen Index as per ASTM 2863 v Loss of plasticizer from plastics as per ASTM D 2288 and customers specifications
as per products specifications v Melting point using DSC as per ASTM D 3418 v Moisture analysis as per ISO 585
v Oxidation induction time by DSC v Overall migration as per IS:9845
v Heat ageing test as per products specifications v Odour test as per customers requirements
v Heat Release rate using Cone Calorimeter v Smoke Density Using Cone Calorimeter
v pH value of extract as per product specifications
v Marten’s heat resistance v Thermal conductivity (K-value) & Resistance v Resistance of plastics to chemical reagents as per ASTM D 543 and product specifications
(U-value) as per ASTM E 1530 v ROHs: Heavy metal analysis using AAS.
v Low temperature brittleness as per ASTM 746
v Vicat Softening point as per ASTM D 1525 v Sulphated ash content as per ASTM E 2403 and product specifications
v Sieve analysis as per ASTM D 1921 & IS:4669
v Melt viscosity using rotational rheometer
Testing of Mechanical properties v TiO2 Content using TGA and chemical methods
v Abrasion Resistance for plastics and rubber –Taber & Rotary drum as per ASTM D 1044 and ASTM D 5693 respectively. v Vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) content using gas chromatography as per ASTM D 3749
v Barcol hardness as per ASTM D 2583
v Blocking of plastic films – Based on the film & customer requirements Analytical Characterization of Polymers
v Bond cohesive strength – Based on the Sample & customer requirements v Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FTIR): Identification of organic materials, Microbiological testing of
v Burst strength of plastic films as per ISO 2578 Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of fillers & Additives. Plastic components
v Charpy impact strength as per ASTM D 6110 and ISO 179 (At -70°C to Room Tempearture) v Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) : Visco-elastic behaviours of polymers at low
v Compression strength, Deflection & Modulus as per ASTM D 695 using Universal Testing and elevated temperature. v Sterility test as per Indian Pharmacopeia.
Machine (Max. capacity: 100 kN). Temperature of the specimen can be controlled upto 300°C. v Rotational Rheometer : Melt viscosity and Flow behaviour as a function of v Endotoxin test as per Indian Pharmacopeia
v Compression set for rubber as per ASTM D 395. temperature & Shear rate
v Coefficient of friction test (Static and kinetic) as per ASTM D 1894. v Gas chromatography: Analysis of volatile substances in gaseous phase.
v Dart impact for films as per IS:2508 v Gel Permeation Chromatography: Molecular weight distribution and poly dispersit
index of Polymers at high temperature.
v Denier (Woven sacks) as per IS:14887 v Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM): Surface morphology of materials.
v Density measurement as per ASTM D 792 & ISO:1183 v UV-Visible spectroscopy: Analysis of Polymers and its electronic transitions.
v Durometer hardness (Shore A & D) as per ASTM D 2240 v CHNSO Analyzer: Quantitative anaysis of C, H, N, S and O in an organic material.
v Thermal Analyzer: DSC / TGA: Thermal behaviour of a material.