The Mississippi Polymer Institute is an ISO 17025 accredited full-service testing resource for companies needing physical or analytical services from an impartial third party. From identifying unknown materials to locating contaminants in raw materials, MPI’s robust analytical capabilities, cutting-edge instrumentation and expert quality management system deliver test results with complete confidence.
Whether you’re a polymer manufacturer, plastics processor, product designer or a manufacturer who uses polymer components in your products, MPI’s unique polymer knowledge can provide you with a cost-effective competitive advantage.
Our areas of expertise include:
MPI offers a wide range of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standardized testing methods to meet your needs. Not sure which test is appropriate for your material or process? MPI can assist with the proper selection of tests methods and sample configurations.
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MPI’s analytical capabilities are virtually unlimited. With a multitude of in-house capabilities and methods, including access to equipment at The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, MPI can help you solve your most challenging analytical problems. If you are having trouble with your material, development process or just have an analytical question that you need answered, MPI can help. We will analyze your material to determine properties, composition, changes and much more, while also offering the experience to improve processes and explain material properties.
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MPI offers expertise in testing mechanical and thermal properties, tensile strength, and impact resistance. Utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation and techniques, MPI can create standard test samples, condition samples in accordance with standard test methods and provide detailed and explanatory reports once results are obtained.
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MPI is uniquely able to accommodate non-routine test requests and will perform custom testing specific to your individual needs. This includes in-house tests created by and for specific companies or modified versions of standardized test methods.
MPI will work to obtain or fabricate specific test equipment or fixtures for our clients when needed. This equipment will remain in our laboratory for your sole use, as needed.
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