Quality control of polymers and plastic products

Depending on their use and industry of application, plastic materials and products must comply with the relevant industry specifications and requirements. Quality control procedures are applied to assess compliance based on a series of laboratory tests and analyses.

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Viscosity of polymers in solution

The measurement of the viscosity of polymer solutions in organic solvents gives us a value that is directly related to the molecular mass of the polymer. In other words, the higher the viscosity, the higher the molecular weight, although the correlation is not direct.

Analysis of PET bottles intended for beer packaging

Since the implementation of the injection-blowing processes, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are present in a wide variety of packages in different sectors, such as the […]

Plastic materials and durability: weathering testing

Weathering testing and ageing testing help us to predict how our plastic products are going to withstand over time. 

Testing conditions for overall and specific migration test for packaging

Overall migration testing The Regulation nº 10/2011 establishes nine possible testing conditions which cover all applications regarding overall migration. In the most common use, in […]

Permeability and plastic packaging

When we say that a material or packaging has a particular gas permeability, for instance oxygen, it gives us an idea of the amount of […]

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AIMPLAS expands their laboratory equipment with a camera to conduct adherence tests according to standard UNE EN ISO 16925

The evaluation of the painted parts’ coating properties in the automotive sector is outlined in the standards issued by the OEMs themselves. In the case of Volkswagen

Viscosity of polymers in solution

The measurement of the viscosity of polymer solutions in organic solvents gives us a value that is directly related to the molecular mass of the polymer. In other words, the higher the viscosity, the higher the molecular weight, although the correlation is not direct.

Behaviour and compliance of thermoplastic and GFRP pipes

The pipes transport solids, liquids and gases that may be aggressive to the material they are made of. They are also used in different environments and can be buried, used outdoors

ISO 14855: aerobic biodegradability under controlled composting conditions

AIMPLAS, in its biodegradability and compostability laboratories, carries out the necessary analyses to demonstrate that materials or products are biodegradable and/or compostable. We are certified by TÜV to obtain different eco-labels, and we are also accredited by ENAC and EMA

The importance of sensory analysis in food packaging

As stated in the basic principle of Regulation 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, “any material or article intended to come into contact directly or indirectly with food must be sufficiently inert to preclude substances from being transferred to food