Certifications and Testing
Modern Plastics offers a wide range of test reporting options to support our plastic stock shapes.
Those reports might include standard material certifications (C of C), resin certification, actual test reports, or typical test reports.
Standard Material Certifications with shipments, are supplied with all shipments upon request. Materials are certified to the latest ASTM, Military, Federal or other applicable testing facility as meeting those properties and requirements listed in each document.
In addition, this certificate supplied by Modern Plastics will also assure that the material conforms to the full product description requested and/or shipped (example for Delrin® rod would read “Delrin® II 150 SA Natural Rod”, certified to “ASTM D4181 POM111”.)
Our certifications is a page of our order pull/packing slip form and is hand-signed after the correct material has been verified by order bar coding scan equipment operators.
Medical Plastics Certifications, are supplied with ALL shipments.
Quality assurance reports, are often supplied to our sheet, rod, tube and film manufactures by the resin manufactures (Dupont, BASF, Ticona, General Electric, etc.). Depending upon the supplier, these reports may contain specific test data covering individual resin lots. Most of this information is relevant to extrusion such as melt flow rate and moisture content. Some resin manufactures will audit the mechanical properties of their products on an annual basis and will provide this information along with the resin certification.
Actual test reports, is report information based on the findings from testing individual lots of extruded or cast product. Test samples are machined from the actual material of a given lot of product. Requests for “Actual Test Reports, must be provided prior to order placing to insure integrity of the report and for proper cost estimates of the report. Request for actual test reports after an order has been placed typically cannot be honored.
Typical test reports, offer test results that do not cover specific lot numbers. Often, these reports are not sufficient for certification purposes. Modern Plastics can provide this information for selected products that have been tested in the past, otherwise you will need to refer to the manufacture data sheets.
Some of the typical test reports that are available are:
- ASTM D 4066 Nylon Materials (6/6, 6, 6/12)
- ASTM D 4181 Acetal Delrin® Materials (Delrin® 150, AF, Copolymer)
- ASTM D 3935 Polycarbonate Materials
- ASTM D 4349 Polyphenylene Ether Materials (Noryl®)
- ASTM D 4450 Thermoplastic Elastomer Materials (Hytrel®)
- ASTM D 5205 Polyetherimide Materials (Ultem®)
- ASTM D 4673 ABS Materials
- LP-410a Nylon Stock Shapes
- ASTM D 5989 Nylon Stock Shapes
- ASTM D 6100 Acetal Stock Shapes
- Delrin® AF DE588 per General Dynamics and NAVSEA requirements
Modern Plastics has access to our suppliers testing laboratories where a variety of basic testing functions can be performed such as physical and mechanical testing on plastic stock shapes. In addition, Modern Plastics has partnered with several premier National testing firms to provide you with a fully documented, certifiable and traceable plastic product, quickly, painlessly and at a minimum cost.