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Materials Testing & Analysis

Material Identification, Charazterization, & Comparison

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Materials Testing: It’s In The Name

There's a reason our name is FAI Materials Testing Laboratory. We have expertise in identifying and characterizing unknowns through analytical techniques and expert interpretations. FAI Materials Testing Laboratory provides fast and reliable testing and analysis on a wide range of materials including plastics, metals, adhesives, liquids, lubricrants, paints, and more. We use our diverse capabilities to identify, characterize, compare, and improve your materials and products.


Material Identification

The most common request we have at the lab is for material identification. We commonly identify:

  • Contaminants
  • Unknown Materials
  • Plastic Additives
  • Liquids
  • Base Polymers
  • Polymer Blends
  • Alloys
  • and Much More!

Call us or request a quote today to speak with a lab technician or scientist to see how we can help you identify your unknown material.


Material Characterization

We offer thorough material characterization services so you know exactly what you are working with. Whether you need to fill out a specification sheet, classify a material, or meet an industry requirement, FAI Materials Testing has the tools and expertise to do the job. We offer professional physical testing, chemical analysis, and thermal analysis services for all of your material characterization needs. Our material characterization capabilities also include:


  • Melt Flow
  • Particle Size
  • Rheology
  • Specific Gravity & Density

Need specialized material characterization services? We do that too! Send us your own testing procedure or let us develop one with you. We've done plenty of projects on unconventional materials and products. Contact us today to see how we can help.


Material Comparison

Material characterization also serves the purpose of comparing materials. What is the difference between a 30% glass-filled Nylon versus a 20% glass-filled Nylon? Is the resin I'm getting from my new supplier the same material as an old supplier? These and more are all important questions. Call us today to talk with a chemist or engineer about your material comparison needs.


Material Improvement

Material characterization and comparison usually boil down to one thing: Improvement. You want your product to perform and outperform to the best possible standards in your industry and we are here to help to the best of our capabilities. We have experienced professionals ready to recommend changes and improvements based on firm data as well as years of experience across a wide range of industries. We work with patent owners and individuals as well as small businesses to Fortune 500 companies to make sure your products and components are performing how they should be.


Call us at 770-928-1930 or contact us to see how we can help you today.