Plastics & Composite Materials

Plastics & Composite Materials

Offering comprehensive plastic testing and analytical capabilities.

About Plastics & Composite Material Testing Services

Our Plastic and Composite Materials Section provides comprehensive testing services, as well as consultancy services. Accredited under ISO 17025, our laboratories ensure that your plastic materials and products comply with national and international standards. Conforming with our vision, we provide our clients with the provision of our globally accepted professional services.

Benefits of Plastics and Composite Material Testing Services

  • Provide an independent assurance of testing according to stated specifications, methods and environmental conditions.
  • Provide independent assurance of product compliance with standard and requirements.

Why SIRIM QAS International?

  • Accredited and recognised as the International Test House from the Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA) under the National Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (SAMM) of ISO/IEC 17025.
  • SIRIM QAS International is uniquely placed to offer the best service and support packages to meet national or international clients’ best interests.
  • Our Plastic and Composite Materials Section is an approved Test House for BAE System, Airbus UK, CASA (Spain) and CTRMAC for aerospace composite materials testing services for over a decade.

How to apply for Plastics and Composite Material Testing Services?

  1. Enquiries by customer
  2. Issuance of quotation
  3. Submission of application and test items
  4. Product testing
  5. Issuance of test report

Thermal & Spectroscopic Analysis

  • Material, Contamination & Failure Analysis
  • Thermal Profile, Glass Transition Temperature (Tg), Heat of Fusion, Crystallinity, Specific Heat Capacity (Cp), Oxidation Induction Time (OIT) & Curing Analysis.
  • Material Composition, Filler Content, Carbon Black Content, Onset of Degradation
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, Stiffness & Damping, Softening Temperature
  • Microsection Analysis

Physical and Mechanical Properties

  • Tensile, Flexural, Compressive & Tear Properties
  • Izod, Charpy & Tensile Impact at both Ambient & Sub-Ambient Temperatures, Dart Drop Impact
  • Shore A & D, Rockwell ,IRHD Hardness & Barcol Hardness.
  • Fatigue & Dynamic Mechanical Evaluation
  • Density of Solids, Foam & Powder
  • Rheology & Melt Flow
  • Haze, Light Transmittance, Opacity & Colour Change
  • Carbon Black Dispersion
  • Coefficient of Friction
  • Dynamic Bending & Torsion tests
  • Flammability (UL94) , Smoke Density & Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI)
  • Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) & Vicat Softening Temperature

Environmental Conditioning

  • Heat Ageing, Heat Cycle, Heat Reversion, Shrinkage
  • Temperature & Humidity Conditioning
  • Accelerated Weathering : Xenon & QUV
  • Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance (ESCR)


  • Surface & Volume Resistivity & Breakdown Voltage
  • Flammability (UL94), Smoke Density & Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI)
  • Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) & Vicat Softening Temperature
  • Moldflow Simulation Analysis for Injection Moulding (Flow, Cool, Warp & Shrink)
  • Surface & Volume Resistivity


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