Testing Services: Polymer Expertise and Solutions
The Mississippi Polymer Institute is a full-service testing resource for companies needing physical or analytical services from an impartial third party.
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 competitive advantage.
MPI performs test methods in accordance with numerous standardized testing procedures, including those of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the International Standards Organization (ISO), military standards and others. These standardized processes ensure accuracy and reproducibility of our results.
MPI can provide custom testing, specific to your company’s needs. These tests can range from modified standardized tests to completely custom tests designed to replicate your product’s application or a specific usage.
These custom tests can range from extremely simple setups that utilize existing, standard test fixtures to complete custom methods that require extensive test fixture development.
MPI’s analytical testing capabilities consist of a vast array of services, including compositional analysis, analysis of unknown materials and product identification. MPI also maintains a fully capable and functional wet chemistry lab where a wide range of sample preparation methods can be performed, including Soxlet extraction, various solvent washes and vacuum extractions.
MPI provides a full range of testing for physical and mechanical properties. These services include, but are not limited to, thermal properties, tensile strength and impact resistance. From flexural property determination to melt flow rate, it is likely that we have the equipment and know-how to provide you with answers.
MPI’s testing process
MPI will work closely with you to provide solutions to any testing need. We work with clients to isolate a specific need or problem and will suggest test methods, sample preparation and plans forward.
We strive to provide accurate and timely results. We have field agents who provide on-site advice and assistance to your company to ensure the best outcome for any testing project.
We supplement our knowledge with direct access to the faculty and equipment of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, recognized as one of the top 10 polymer science programs in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.