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473 Warrigal Road (Rear Factory)
Moorabbin VIC 3189

Postal Address:
PO Box 147
Moorabbin, Vic 3189


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Composite Testing

 

At ExcelPlas, our composite testing experts provide leadership in ASTM and ISO and have several years of experience in testing composites and nanocomposites (e.g. GFRP, CFRP, CNT-RP, etc.), thermoset and thermoplastic resins, films and adhesives.

As the leaders in Material Characterization, QA/AC, and Failure Analysis, we have the ability to produce accurate and fast results using state-of-the-art testing equipment.

The services offered by our NATA-accredited test laboratories in Melbourne, Australia are independent and confidential.

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Chemical Characterization

·         Oxygen Index (ASTM D2863)

·         Acetone Test (EPT78)

·         FTIR (ASTM E1252, E168)

·         VOC (ASTM D3530)

·         Chemical Compatibility (ASTM D543)

·         EDAX Analysis

Mechanical Characterization

·         Tensile - Composite Materials (ASTM D3039, ASTM D7205)

·         Tensile - Reinforced Thermosetting Plastics (ASTM D5083)

·         Tensile - Sandwich Constructions (ASTM C297)

·         Ply Adhesion - Composites (ASTM F904)

·         Ply Adhesion - Geo-composites (ASTM D7005) 

·         Flexural (ASTM D7264)

·         Izod Impact Test - Notched (ASTM D256)

·         Izod Impact Test - Unnotched (ASTM D4812)

·         Fatigue (ASTM D3479)

Physical Characterization

·         Hardness - Barcol (ASTM D2583)

·         Hardness - Shore D (ASTM D2240)

·         Burn Test (ASTM D1603, ASTM D 3171, ASTM D2584)

·         Gel Time (ASTM D2471, ASTM D3532)

·         Void Content (ASTM D2734)

·         Thickness of corrosion barrier (ASTM D4762)

·         Abrasion (ASTM D4060)

·         QUV (ASTM G154, ASTM D4329, D4587, ISO 4892)

·         Flammability (UL 94)

·         Solids Content (ASTM D3529)

·         Density (ASTM D792)

Thermal Characterization

·         DSC - Tg  (ASTM D5028, ASTM D7426)

·         DSC – Melting/Crystallization (ASTM D3418)

·         DSC - OIT (ASTM D3012)

·         TGA (ASTM D6370)

·         Heat Deflection (ISO 75)

·         Thermal Expansion

 

Failure Analysis

ExcelPlas is able to conduct failure analysis of composite materials using sophisticated techniques including:

·         X-Ray Microscopy Facility for Imaging Geo-materials (XMFIG)

and Ultrasonic analysis including:

·         Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)

·         Time-of-Flight Diffraction (TOFD)

 

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