If you want to learn what different kinds plastics tests measure, how they are conducted, what equipment is involved, and what sorts of test specimens are used, visit the new “Testlopedia” on the website of Plastics Technology Laboratories, Inc., a plastics testing service lab in Pittsfield, Mass. The site even contains videos of tests being conducted with voice-over explanation. The site covers more than 100 mechanical, analytical, thermal, rheological, electrical, optical, and weathering tests. Tel: (413) 499-0983 • www.ptli.com/list.asp
Plastics Technology Labs, Inc.
50 Pearl Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone (413) 499-0983 Fax (413) 499-2339
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