Industrial Technical Center for Plastics and Composites



Do you need to resolve problems in terms of material quality, process, design or use?

A unique laboratory devoted the plastics and composites industries.

IPC’s laboratory provides bespoke solutions and guarantees full confidentiality for your project. Our cutting-edge equipment makes IPC the ideal partner to help you characterise and analyse plastic materials, composites, films and packaging. Our teams of engineers and technicians can advise you on the most appropriate analyses and help you to understand the results.

Our laboratory trials and equipment

  • FTIR
  • μRTF
  • Visible UV
  • X-ray fluorescence
  • Moisture content
  • Solid density / melt density
  • Ash content / fibre content
  • Calcination of parts with observation of the fibrous skeleton
  • Length of glass fibres
  • Fibre content analysis by acid digestion
  • Gas chromatography
  • Liquid chromatography
  • Internal stresses

  • DSC
  • OIT
  • ATG
  • TMA
  • Specific heat
  • HDT
  • Vicat
  • Combustibility/horizontal combustibility

  • Traction / high-speed
  • Flatwise / perpendicular traction
  • Bending
  • Compression / edgewise compression
  • Planar shear
  • V-Notch shear
  • Interlaminar shear / ILSS
  • Single Lap Shear
  • Tearing
  • Friction coefficient
  • Sealing force
  • Tightness / Burst strength
  • Stress-relaxation and creep
  • Matting
  • Climbing drum peel test
  • Hardness / Shore (A or D)
  • Flexural fatigue
  • Tension/compression fatigue
  • DMA
  • Specimen preparation

  • MFI / MVI
  • Capillary rheometry
  • Oscillatory rheometry (cone-plane or plane-plane)
  • Solution viscosity
  • Resin Flow

  • Optical microscopy
  • Gloss / Spectro colorimeter
  • Roughness
  • Surface energy
  • SEM + metalliser
  • Layer thickness measurement
  • NDT exploration
  • Haze measurements

  • Accelerated artificial ageing
  • Climatic
  • Thermal
  • Immersion in water

  • Permeability (water vapour, O2, CO2, N2)
  • Global and specific migrations (food contact)
  • Off flavours (Sensory)
  • VOCs

Comprehensive, bespoke solutions

Do you need laboratory analysis or testing? IPC has cutting-edge equipment to meet all your needs in terms of plastic materials and products, composite, films, packaging, technical fabric, etc. From routine analysis to the full qualification of your materials, IPC can help you carry out all your mechanical, physical, chemical, thermal, and environmental testing.

High-speed traction

There is no speed limit at IPC! Evaluate your materials dynamically thanks to our facilities for testing at up to 20 m/s with ultra-high-speed camera deformation control! Crash simulation and material mapping tests can be done both hot and cold!

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