Precise Plastic Testing, Inc., located in Saint Petersburg, Florida is an innovative leader in advanced weathering techniques across many industries. Our 5,000 square foot testing facility employs UV, Xenon Arc and outdoor exposure testing in Florida’s harsh environment. Testing can be conducted using ISO, ASTM or SAE standards. We also work closely with our clients to develop test methodologies to simulate “real life” performance.
Our primary focus is to understand the effects of weather on plastic. Our accelerated weathering test chambers expose specimens to approximately one year of normal outdoor exposure in as little as a month. Additionally, using a more intense UV source, we can accelerate the process even more.
Once the samples are removed from the test chamber, we conduct a variety of tests to evaluate any degradation that may have occurred. Precise Plastic Testing is on the forefront of developing new, innovative techniques that detect polymer deterioration earlier than ever before.
PPT can provide microscopic High resolution images with magnifications up to 200x to document the degradation process.
PPT can provide high resolution images at intervals to document the degradation process.
Particularly important for paints and plastics, measurement of gloss is an essential part of any evaluation program.
Periodic visual evaluations are a crucial part of any comprehensive testing program.
PPT employs sphere spectrophotometers which are the preferred instrument to measure a specimen’s color.
This test determines the flexural properties of unenforced and reinforced plastics, including high-modulus composites and electrical insulating materials.
Tensile testing is a fundamental materials science test in which a sample is subjected to a controlled tension until failure.
Outdoor exposure, like indoor accelerated exposure is used to test the weathering durability of materials.
For natural exposure testing, manufacturers have to wait several years to get results – our accelerated testing is 12x faster.
Our goal is to provide tests that incorporate the specimen’s use, environment and life cycle. We are currently researching techniques and working with our clients to understand the degradation process and report it quickly and accurately.