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Mississippi Polymer Institute has experience with improving processes and analyzing material properties.  Have complete data confidence with the Institute's test results due to our ISO 17025 accreditation (Accredited to ISO 17025:2017 through A2LA, Certificate #3476.01).  Our services as an impartial third party can identify unknown materials, contaminants, and other technical challenges.  MPI’s unique polymer knowledge can provide you with a cost-effective competitive advantage. MPI can help you solve your most challenging analytical problems. If you are having trouble with your material, your process, or you just have an analytical question that you want to be answered, MPI can help.​

MPI can create standard test samples, condition samples in accordance with standard test methods and provide detailed and explanatory reports once results are obtained.


  • Material Property Testing

  • Material Identification

  • Quality Assurance Testing

  • Technical Assistance and Consulting

We routinely use American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standardized testing and classifications 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.

Click here for a list of ASTMs.

Analytical Testing: Compositional analysis, analysis of unknown materials or raw material contaminants and identification of products are among the analytical testing services available at Mississippi Polymer Institute. 

 We have a multitude of in-house capabilities as well as access to equipment at The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials. Utilizing methods such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) and Electron Microscopy, We can determine properties, composition, changes and much more. Click here for a list of coatings-specific testing.

Physical and Mechanical Testing: MPI’s expertise and equipments cover a multitude of testing scenarios related to physical and mechanical properties -- from thermal properties, tensile strength and impact resistance to flexural property determination and melt flow rate.

Utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation such as Instron mechanical testing machines, Differential Scanning Calorimeters (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analyzers (TGA), MPI can test your product’s physical properties over a range of temperatures and cycles.


Method Development: Non-routine test requests and custom testing specific to your needs and applications are welcomed. This includes creating specific company tests. MPI will obtain or fabricate test equipment or fixtures specialized to your needs. 

Please contact us if you are looking for a particular method that is not included in our detailed list. New methods and capabilities are frequently being added.


For questions or requests on testing, call us at 601.266.4607 or email us.


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