Analyses offered include microscopy, materials and mechanical characterizations, rheology, physical, optical and appearance testing, surface properties, permeation, environment challenges, film processing, and structure. Reverse engineering analysis of OPP packaging structures is frequently sought by customers. That request typically involves a combination of several different tests such as seal testing, FTIR, DSC, SEM, and TGA for inorganic loading identification. PET film customers often request TMA testing for thermal performance. Specialty test methods are performed either according to ASTM standards or Toray’s own internal test methods.
“CPGs and converters have a vested interest in ‘knowing before they go’ when it comes to driving their film business,” says Bridget Hanafin, senior analytic chemist-Toray Plastics (America). “The fluid, complex nature of film technology makes analysis and data vital for success. Toray’s lab test services have provided valuable results that our customers have used to make informed decisions about their production processes and how to best position themselves in the market. We’re excited to offer this service to the entire industry.”
For more information about Toray’s lab analysis services and fees, contact Kerri Boyens, new product development mgr., at email@example.com or 401-667-2005.