Plastic Materials Testing

Send Polypro Recycling a sample of your plastic material for review in our testing laboratory. Once your plastic scrap has been properly tested and identified, we will be able to make you an accurate pricing offer to purchase it.

Certified Testing Laboratory

Polypro has a certified plastic materials testing laboratory to fully analyze your plastic scrap and determine its value. We offer the following plastic testing capabilities:

FTIR Plastic identification – (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) Identifies the key component of a plastic and tests its quality using a high resolution infrared spectrum.

Specific Gravity/Density – Measures the density of a plastic relative to a reference material, such as water.

Melt Flow Index (MFI) – Also called Melt Flow Rate, the MFI measures a plastic’s ability to flow under pressure once melted. Ideally, a plastic should have a MFI high enough to be molded into the required shape, but low enough that the final product will be strong enough for its intended use.

Ash Content Analysis – Also called Ash Testing, this determines whether the plastic material contains any filler content, which affects how the material will perform over its life cycle.

(Any potentially harmful plastic contaminants will be identified as part of the process.)


Material Bidding

With identified materials, Polypro Recycling will make you a certified pricing offer with your testing results. Knowing what your materials are and what they are worth will put you in control of reclaiming lost revenue. Contact Polypro Recycling today to find out more about the plastic materials testing services we offer.