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ISO 17025 Test Method List
ASTM D882 - 10 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
ASTM D1238 - 10 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
ASTM D3418 - 08 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
ASTM D4065 - 06 Standard Practice for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: Determination and Report of Procedures
ASTM D4440 - 08 Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties Melt Rheology
ASTM E1131 - 08 Standard Test Method for Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry
ASTM E1252 - 98(2007) Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis

ISO Test Methods
ISO 37 Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic -- Determination of tensile stress-strain properties
ISO 177 Plastics- Determination of migration of plasticizers
ISO 178 & ASTM D790 - Three point bending test
ISO 307 method for the determination of the viscosity number of dilute solutions of polyamides
ISO 3219 Plastics – Polymers/resins in the liquid state or as emulsion or dispersion, Determination of viscosity using a rotational viscometer with defined shear rate.
ISO 6721-10 Plastics- Determination of dynamic mechanical properties ISO 8295 Static and dynamic coefficient of friction

ASTM Test Methods
ASTM D412 - 06ae2 Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers—Tension
ASTM D624 - 00(2007) Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
ASTM D638 - 10 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
ASTM D790 - 10 Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
ASTM D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
ASTM D882 - 10 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
ASTM D1238 - 10 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
ASTM D1653 - 03(2008) Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films
ASTM D1894 - 11e1 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
ASTM D1938 - 08 Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method
ASTM D2582 - 09 Standard Test Method for Puncture-Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting
ASTM D2765 - 11 Standard Test Methods for Determination of Gel Content and Swell Ratio of Crosslinked Ethylene Plastics
ASTM D2857 - 95(2007) Standard Practice for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Polymers
ASTM D2990 - 09 Standard Test Methods for Tensile, Compressive, and Flexural Creep and Creep-Rupture of Plastics
ASTM D3418 - 08 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
ASTM D3826 - 98(2008) Standard Practice for Determining Degradation End Point in Degradable Polyethylene and Polypropylene Using a Tensile Test
ASTM D4001 - 93(2006) Standard Test Method for Determination of Weight-Average Molecular Weight of Polymers By Light Scattering
ASTM D4065 - 06 Standard Practice for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: Determination and Report of Procedures
ASTM D4440 - 08 Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties Melt Rheology
ASTM D4878 - 08 Standard Test Methods for Polyurethane Raw Materials: Determination of Viscosity of Polyols
ASTM D5226 - 04 Standard Practice for Dissolving Polymer Materials
ASTM D5296 - 05 Standard Test Method for Molecular Weight Averages and Molecular Weight Distribution of Polystyrene by High Performance Size-Exclusion Chromatography
ASTM D5459 - 95(2007) Standard Test Method for Machine Direction Elastic Recovery and Permanent Deformation and Stress Retention of Stretch Wrap Film
ASTM D5594 -04Standard Test Method for Determination of the Vinyl Acetate Content of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Copolymers by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT- IR)
ASTM D5630 - 06 Standard Test Method for Ash Content in Plastics
ASTM D6042 - 09 Standard Test Method for Determination of Phenolic Antioxidants and Erucamide Slip Additives in Polypropylene Homopolymer Formulations Using Liquid Chromatography (LC)
ASTM D7210 - 06 Standard Practice for Extraction of Additives in Polyolefin Plastics ASTM E1131 - 08 Standard Test Method for Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry
ASTM E1252 - 98(2007) Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis
ASTM E1641 - 07 Standard Test Method for Decomposition Kinetics by Thermogravimetry
ASTM E1952 - 11 Standard Test Method for Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity by Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry
ASTM E2716 - 09 Standard Test Method for Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Sinusoidal Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry
ASTM F1306 - 90(2008)e1 Standard Test Method for Slow Rate Penetration Resistance of Flexible Barrier Films and Laminates