In their efforts to remain profitable, polymer and plastic resin manufacturers occasionally phase out production of older materials
to make room for newer, more profitable materials. When that happens their customers find suitable replacement
resins -- or risk downtime on their own production lines.
To avoid that situation, companies contract with qualified polymer testing labs for analysis of proposed replacement resins.
Through careful characterization of the materials using techniques such as the ones listed below, companies get a good understanding of their current material(s) and know exactly what to look for in future/replacement materials.
Polymer testing labs provide clients with accurate, useful analytical data they can use when
selecting a suitable polymer resin, or two, as backup materials for their current raw material.