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General Plastics’ Testing Services

Beyond supplying and machining rigid and flexible polyurethane foam, General Plastics’ testing services offer comprehensive testing capabilities and fast results. Our testing services team works with customers to develop test plans, coordinate FAR conformity inspections, provide FAR reports and documentation. In addition to performing the required tests, General Plastics may also be able to assist with the manufacturing and assembly of your test specimens

General Plastics’ flammability facility is FAA-Approved and all tests are conducted using calibrated equipment traceable to NIST.

Test Services Offered

Our services offer the following and more:

  • Flammability Testing
    • FAA-Bunsen Burner
    • Seat Oil Burner Test
    • Heat Release
    • Smoke Density
    • Insulation Flame Propagation
    • Smoke Toxicity
  • Physical Property Testing
    • Compression and Tensile Testing
    • Flexural and Shear Testing
    • Peel Strength
    • Fastener Retention Strength
    • 10-Meter Drop and Impact Test
    • Thermal Conductivity
    • Leachable Ions
    • Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)
    • Heat Capacity
    • Softening Point/Melting Point
    • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
  • Developmental Testing
    • Accelerated Aging
    • Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
    • Energy Absorption
    • Fire Safety

Facilities and Equipment

Our quality assurance and test laboratories offer the following and more:

  • FAA-Approved burn test facility
  • 1 Park oil burner
  • 2 Bunsen burners
  • 2 Computer-controlled universal test machines
  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • ROMER Arm (portable CMM)
  • Optical Comparator
  • Thermomechanical Analyzer (TMA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

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Video Transcript:

General Plastics, manufacturer of rigid and flexible polyurethane foam products, offers testing services which span the full range of quality assurance and testing functions, including physical property, developmental and flammability testing. As a solutions provider, we work closely with engineers and design teams to verify materials against requirements and issue certified test reports.

Do you have a project in the design stage or need to confirm material performance characteristics? We can help. Our FAA-approved burn test facility is one of only 9 in the nation that performs the seat oil burn test. All tests are conducted using calibrated equipment traceable to NIST. Discover why leaders in the aerospace, defense, nuclear and manufacturing industries entrust us with their mission-critical testing.