RECOGNIZED TESTING SERVICES BACKED BY 70 YEARS OF RIGOROUS QUALITY ASSURANCE
Quality Assurance is in our blood and, it’s what supports our testing capabilities. General Plastics has seven decades of experience performing quality assurance to the most exacting standards for our own products. We couple consistent performance with our proven ability to execute various test methods, specifications and customer requirements. That foundation has made General Plastics a recognized center of excellence for physical property, flammability and developmental testing.
General Plastics offers a wide range of tests in our on-site testing laboratories, including an FAA-certified burn test facility. All tests are conducted using calibrated equipment that is traceable to NIST and follow ASTM testing standards. What makes our testing services exceptionally valuable is our ability to provide any level of service – from R&D testing, to pre-testing of a proposed design or material, to testing for final certification.
Rely on General Plastics to:
- Develop and draft test plans
- Build test samples to your material or design specifications
- Coordinate FAR conformity inspections
- Supply necessary FAR reports and documentation
- Provide pre-test services (prior to FAA witnessing)
We offer the expertise and facilities to accommodate your particular requirements efficiently, conveniently and cost-effectively. Count on us for rapid turnaround from receipt of your material or design specifications, even if we construct your samples. We frequently issue test reports the same day we run your test. What’s more, local access to FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) simplifies flammability certification, saving you time and money.
Whether you seek to confirm physical property or performance characteristics for safety, strength, impact resistance or other qualities, look to General Plastics. Discover why leaders in the aerospace, defense and nuclear containment industries entrust us with their mission-critical testing.
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Facilities and equipment
Our quality assurance and test laboratories offer the following and more:
- FAA-certified burn test facility
- 1 Park oil burner
- 2 Bunsen burners
- Heat Release
- Smoke Density
- 10-meter guided-wire drop tower
- Computer-controlled universal test machines
- Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
- ROMER Arm (portable CMM)
- Optical Comparator
- Hydrostatic test equipment
- Thermomechanical Analyzer (TMA)
- Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
PHYSICAL PROPERTY TESTING
Rely on our experience and dedicated facilities for certified physical property and performance testing. We confirm physical property and performance characteristics for safety, strength, impact resistance and many other qualities. Test reports are frequently issued the same day.Learn More
A recognized center for excellence for flammability testing, General Plastics offers proven expertise and FAA-certified burn-test facilities to satisfy your requirements efficiently and cost-effectively. Local access to FAA DERs also streamlines certification, saving you time and money.Learn More
General Plastics is a valuable developmental partner who can support your entire testing process - from R&D engineering to pre-testing of product designs, and testing for final certification. We can cost-effectively test one or two products through multiple iterations prior to certification testing.Learn More
TESTING SERVICES FAQ
Our burn-test facility is FAA-approved and is one of only nine in the nation listed in the FAA Handbook Appendix F for the seat oil burner test. All tests are conducted using calibrated equipment traceable to NIST and follow ASTM testing standardsLearn More