Daren Labs can perform all types of tests of plastics. We perform mechanical tests such as tensile, notched izod impact and rockwell hardness; Electrical tests such as Dielectric Strength, Surface Resistivity and Dielectric Constant; Rheological Tests like Melt Flow Rate, Intrinsic Viscosity and Capillary Rheometry; Analytical Tests like Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry or Karl Fischer Moisture Content; Thermal Tests like Vicat Softening, Heat Deflection Temperature (DTUL) and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion; Optical Tests like Gloss and Color; in fact, Daren's Plastic Laboratory can perform nearly any ASTM, ISO, SAE, Mil Spec or UL plastics tests you require, rapidly and at competitive prices. However, the expertise of Daren Labs is not limited to plastics. It includes expertise in the testing of hydrogels, expertise in the testing of hydrogels, expertise in testing for organic chemistry, and a particular focus on testing for catalysts.
Testing of hydrogels
Hydrogels are water-swollen and cross-linked polymeric networks formed by the reaction of different materials and cross-linkers. Testing of hydrogels reveals their mechanical properties, enabling you to develop the exact formula and conditions to replicate these mechanical properties, up to the point where can mimic natural tissues. Accordingly, testing of hydrogels is essential to optimize drug delivery, tissue repair, immunoengineering and so forth. In addition, hydrogel microfluidic cells are an increasingly utilized platform to study cell biology and developmental biology. Fortunately for you, Daren Labs houses the expert specialists testing of hydroges you require to accelerate your R&D program and avoid bottlenecks in patenting your product.
Testing for organic chemistry
Organic chemistry is the stchemistry of carbon-containing compounds. The thing is, carbon containing molecules make up a huge portion of the chemical industry. Laboratories testing for plastics, for example, are actually specialized laboratories testing for organic chemistry, since plastics are derived from hydrocarbons. But laboratories testing for organic chemistry work not only with hydrocarbons but also with carbon compounds containing many other elements including nitrogen, oxygen, halogens, phosphorus, silicon, and sulfur. Organic compounds are used in a wide variety of fields including, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, food, explosives, paints, and cosmetics.
Testing for catalysts
Testing for Catalysts is an essential first step in devising an effective strategy of testing for plastic products. Pilot testing for catalysts and audits of catalyst activity though can show you how to extend the lifetime of catalysts, enable more efficient recycling and isolation from reaction to reaction, and identify the optimal catalyst for each reaction.
Daren Labs performs testing for catalysts testing and analyzes catalyst activity to determine deactivation rates and formulate corrective measures for system optimization, particularly as part of its testing for plastic manufacturing developmental programs.