Melt Flow Index Testing Services

MEASURE MELT FLOW RATE OF POLYMER AND PLASTIC MATERIALS

IMR's polymer testing lab performs melt flow index (MFI) or melt flow rate (MFR). This data measures the ease of flow of melted plastics, which is often used for quality control of thermoplastics. The method is described in the standards ASTM D1238 and ISO 1133.

In general, a higher MFI indicates a lower material viscosity.  A lower melt flow rate corresponds to a higher molecular weight and/or less branching when comparing polymers of the same class.

IMR performs a large variety of physicalmechanical, and chemical testing methods to help manufacturers in the aerospacetransportation, and medical device industries verify material properties for critical applications.

For more information on our polymer testing capabilities, click here to request a quote, or click the button below.

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Ash Content
Chemical Exposure Testing
Chemical Resistance
Composite Testing
Contaminant Identification
Constituent Content
Degree of Crystallinity
Degree of Cure
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Analysis
Dilute Solution Viscosity
Extractables (Gravimetric)
Failure Analysis
Filler Analysis
Flammability (UL94, FMVSS 302, ISO 3795, SAE J369, ASTM D5132)
FTIR / Micro-FTIR

Ion Chromatography
Material Identification
Melt Flow Rate/Index
Melting Point
MIL-STD-801 Section 504 (Contamination by Fluids)
Oil Analysis
Particle Characterization
pH
Phase Identification
SEFA Testing
SEM-EDS
Total Organic Carbon
Unknown Material ID
Volatiles Content
XRD Analysis

RELEVANT ACCREDITATIONS

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