Industry Focus: Testing Services
Our physical property tests confirm performance characteristics for safety, strength, impact resistance, and other qualities. Types of physical property testing include compression and tensile testing, peel strength, 10-meter drop and horizontal impact tests, and more.
From testing at any stage prior to production to your certification, General Plastics will conduct developmental and engineering tests with repeated trials and pre-testing of refined prototypes. Available flammability tests include FAA Bunsen burner, heat release, smoke density, and more. Our engineers work with customers to develop and draft test plans, build test samples to the customer’s specification, and supply necessary FAA burn test reports.
Although testing services are not exclusive to General Plastics, we’re one of only nine facilities in the United States that performs the seat oil burner tests. This unique feature has attracted customers from Japan, the United Kingdom, and China.
General Plastics seeks to help customers develop new projects, conduct quick and efficient developmental tests, and maintain full transparency. When it comes to testing, we are the “solutions provider.”
As an ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C certified company with an FAA approved flammability testing facility, you can be sure we’ll go above and beyond to ensure new opportunities are explored and new products are successfully developed.
For a limited time only, first-time testing services customers can get 10% off* testing fees. Click here to learn more.
*Maximum discount of $500
Between March 10and 12, more than 30,000 people gathered at the Paris Porte de Versailles in France for the largest composites event in the world: JEC Europe.
The show was hosted by JEC Group, the largest composites industry organization in Europe and abroad. According to the JEC website, “JEC represents, promotes, and expands composites markets by providing global or local networking and information services.”
General Plastics was joined by other Washington state companies including Heatcon Composite Systems and the University of Washington William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics in the U.S. Pavilion as part of the Washington exhibition.
Check out this month’s blog to learn more about the show and the FR-4700 series!
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LAST-A-FOAM FR-3700 Series
FR-3700 is a CFC-free, rigid, closed-cell, flame-retardant polyurethane foam available in densities ranging from 3 to 40 pounds per cubic foot. It exhibits a high strength-to-weight ratio due to its cellular structure and cross-linked resin. Because of its closed-cell structure, LAST-A-FOAM FR-3700 has great resistance to water absorption, and will not swell, crack, or split on exposure to water. This series is non-abrasive and can be machined with standard high-speed steel (HSS) cutting tools. It can also be cut cleanly with water jets and traditional wood carving tools.
Check out this video demonstration of how the FR-3700 Performance Core Series protects nuclear cargo from impact, and read our blog about the FR-3700 in action to learn more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOqkfGHzd9A