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List of testing equipment

We will cope with the latest apparatuses together to perform an accurate testing for various standards.
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Physical property testing equipment

No. 01

MOKON Coulometric Method Oxygen Permeability measuring equipment (OX-TRAN 2/22L)
This equipment that measures the permeability to oxygen within the range of use, such as films, sheets, and coated paper, and can evaluate the barrier properties of packaging materials such as food containers. Measurement in film and container shapes is also possible.

No. 02

Gas Permeability measuring equipment (Differential pressure method)
This equipment that measures the permeability for gases within the range of use, such as films, sheets, and coated paper, and one side separated by the test piece is kept in a vacuum, put in gas into the other side, and the gas permeability is measured from the pressure difference.

No. 03

Fatigue testing  system (Instron・E1000)
This testing equipment that can evaluate the fatigue strength and durability of materials and products by repeatedly applying stress to polymer materials and plastic products.  test environment temperature is -40 to + 250 ° C

No. 04

Dynamic viscoelastic measuring equipment
This equipment is applying a small sinusoidal vibration to a test piece of a polymer material and measuring the relationship between stress and strain generated in the test piece. And also, and getting for the information of measuring the relaxation phenomenon of the material, higher order structure, heat history, compatibility by calculating the dynamic viscoelastic constant.

No. 05

Heat deflection tester (Vicat Softening Temperature, Ball presser test are also available.)
This testing equipment measures the thermal properties of plastic by heating the heat transfer medium (Silicone oil) in the tank at a constant speed, 1 mm penetration temperature (Vicat softening temperature), and standard deflection ultimate temperature (Deflection temperature).

No. 06

Thermomechanical analyzer (TMA)
This analytical instruments for measuring the coefficient of linear expansion of plastic. The measurement modes are three modes: expansion, tension, and penetration.

No. 07

Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC)
This analytical instruments for measuring the melting temperature, crystallization temperature, glass transition temperature, specific heat, etc. of plastics. The oxidation induction time can also be measured.

No. 08

Melt Indexer
This testing equipment measures the speed at which molten plastic is extruded from small holes (die) and is used for quality control of materials.

No. 09

Stick maker
This equipment is as a pre-treatment of the sample in ISO 1133-2 (measurement of MFR and MVR for moisture-sensitive materials) in a furnace heated to a temperature 10 ° C to 20 ° C below the melting point of the plastic, and a equipment  that compresses and shapes it into a stick.

No. 10

Automatic specific gravity measurement equipment (Left side)
This equipment calculates the specific gravity from the mass in air and the mass in water. 
 
Durometer hardness tester(Right side, with holding stand)
This equipment measures surface hardness according to JIS K7215 for plastics.

No. 11

Flammability tester
This equipment measures combustion behavior in a mixed gas of oxygen and nitrogen. It is also used to change the oxygen concentration and estimate the minimum oxygen concentration (the concentration of oxygen needed to keep burning).
 

No. 12

Multi calorie meter
This equipment can acquire a large amount of quantitative data such as calorific value and mass loss while performing UL combustion test, and can develop flame-retardant materials and evaluate flammability.

No. 13

Calorific value measuring equipment
This equipment measures the specific energy (absolute value) when a unit mass is burned in oxygen.

No. 14

Universal testing machine (5kN, with optical extensometer)
This testing equipment used to measure mechanical properties such as tensile, bending, and compression tests.

No. 15

Universal testing machine (10Ton)
This testing equipment used for material strength testing of engineering plastics and glass reinforced plastics and practical strength testing of products. a practical test of a product with 90 cm (W) x 90 cm (D) x 90 cm (H) is possible.

No. 16

Universal testing machine with constant temperature chamber (10T, with non-contact type extensometer)
This testing equipment for measuring mechanical properties (tensile, bending, compression) at low and high temperatures. (-60 ° C to 250 ° C)

No. 17

Contact type extensometer
This apparatus is suitable for a tensile test showing a large elongation of a flowing rubber or the like, and can measure the elongation at the time of tensile yield, at the time of tensile break, etc.

No. 18

Weather Meter (Super xenon weather meter)
This testing equipment is one of an artificial light source exposure testing equipment, can perform irradiation that approximates the spectral distribution of sunlight on the ground in the ultraviolet and visible regions of radiation.

No. 19

Weather Meter (Sunshine weather meter)
This testing equipment is one of the artificial light source exposure testing equipment, the discoloration and appearance change of the irradiation surface consisting of the arc formed between the carbon rod electrodes confirm. [Available black panel temperature (63 ° C, 83 ° C)]

No. 20

Weather Meter (UV Fed meter)
This testing equipment uses an ultraviolet carbon arc lamp as a light source, and irradiates ultraviolet rays several ten to hundred times as large as sunlight so as to have an accelerating property and reproduce the ultraviolet degradation of the sample in a short time.

No. 21

Color meter (With light transmittance measurement device)
This equipment measures the optical properties of plastics (color, color difference, light transmittance, yellowing degree, etc.) .
 

No. 22

Charpy impact tester ・ Izod impact tester
This testing equipment measures the energy required when destroyed by a single impact of a pendulum-type hammer, and measures properties such as impact resistance, fragility, and stickiness.

No. 23

High-speed impact tester
This testing equipment is used to evaluate the impact fracture characteristics of plate materials such as plastic. Measure the force of impact destruction and deflection at the same time, data processing by computer, calculate the stress- deflection diagram and can be obtained impact destruction such as maximum impact force, deflection at maximum impact force, energy at maximum impact force, and total absorbed energy, etc.

No. 24

Recycled plastic marked stake impact tester
This testing equipment used for drop weight impact test of marking stakes used at boundaries made of polyethylene or polypropylene resin. Used for drop weight impact test of marking piles used at boundaries.

No. 25

Vibration test systems
This test systems can set the horizontal and vertical vibration from 2Hz to 2000Hz and the acceleration up to 8G, to the influence of the vibration due to transportation.

No. 26

Heat shock testing chamber
This testing chamber is for conducting environmental tests to confirm reliability by applying stress of temperature environment to products, materials and parts.

No. 27

Gear type aging oven
This oven is used for measuring the heat aging of plastic materials and the heat resistance temperature.

No. 28

Large type constant temperature chamber
This chamber is a constant temperature chamber which can be set room temperature up to 80 ° C, and kerosene cans are used for stacking tests at 40 ° C for 28 days and low-temperature evaluation tests for large molded products.

No. 29

Large type temperature and humidity chamber
This chamber is the temperature and humidity are set to constant conditions, and the influence of the temperature and humidity of the plastic material is evaluated. There are times when the temperature becomes high and humid in Japan, so it is used for tests that assume storage in a warehouse or the like, and for measuring, etc and the moisture permeability of a moisture-proof film.

No. 30

Scanning electron microscope
This microscope is a type of electron microscope and can observe quality checks of foreign materials and interfaces in plastic materials at high magnification (100,000 times).

No. 31

Digital micro scope
This micro scope is a equipment that can print on a photograph by enlarging the surface condition up to 800 times in maximum. With this advantage can be expanded, it is possible to expand the fracture surface and evaluate whether it is a brittle fracture. Also, by checking the type and shape of foreign matter is obtain information useful for identifying foreign matter.

No. 32

Automatic・heating / cooling molding press machine
This machine is produce for test specimens used for tensile tests and bending tests, etc of plastics, machine for processing raw materials into plates.

No. 33

Automatic specimen cutting machine
This machine is cuts a test specimens determine its physical properties under computer control.

No. 34

Air pressure type test specimen punching machine
This machine is creates test specimen from films and sheets by punching.

Chemical analysis examination apparatus

No. 01

Gas chromatograph (GC)
This equipment is analyzing volatile substances (polystyrene) and vinyl chloride monomer (polyvinyl chloride) regulated by the Food Sanitation Law.

No. 02

Pyrolysis gas chromatograph (Py-GC) (Light side)
This equipment is analyzing pyrolysis plastic, separates pyrolysis products in the GC part, and identifies the original plastic from the resulting gas chromatogram pattern.
Headspace sampler(Left side)
This equipment is connected to GC or GC-MS to measure volatile substances generated from plastics.

No. 03

Gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
This equipment is analyzing additives contained in plastics.

No. 04

High performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC)
This equipment is analyzing of bisphenol A etc. contained in polycarbonate regulated by the Food Sanitation Law.
Ion chromatograph (IC)
This equipment is analyzing (IC) hydrogen chloride in plastic combustion gas.

No. 05

High speed GPC system
This system measures molecular weight and molecular weight distribution in order to check the state of deterioration of polymers.

No. 06

Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer
This equipment is non-destructively measures metal components of a sample and used for lead analysis of metal products and discrimination of foreign substances.

No. 07

Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy(ICP)
This equipment is measures metals used as stabilizers, etc of plastic, harmful metals contain in paint (Lead, Cadmium, etc) in sensitivity by ppb to ppm.

No. 08

ICP Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
This equipment can measure trace elements in aqueous solutions and organic solvents and used to measure trace metals eluted from plastic products.

No. 09

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
This equipment uses for measurement the concentration of metals in plastics and solutions and this means that a specific element can be measured by using an emission line of a specific element (hollow cathode lamp) as a light source.

No. 10

Reduction vaporization mercury analyzer
This analyzer measures mercury specified in the wallpaper product standard (SV standard) and also can measure mercury in the environment such as clean water and sewage.

No. 11

Microwave digestion system
This equipment is a pretreatment device that decomposes polymers using microwaves to analyze metals in polymers.

No. 12

Electric furnace
This equipment is electric furnace that uses an electric heater (400-500 ° C) to incineration high-molecular metals and inorganic substances.

No. 13

Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (with infrared microscope) (FT-IR)
This equipment can qualify rubber and plastic materials, and also it is possible to measure each material of the multilayer film by using a microscope or ATR.

No. 14

Spectrophotometer
This equipment for analyzing germanium, antimony, and formaldehyde in PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) specified by the Food Sanitation Law.

No. 15

X-ray diffractometer
This equipment for qualitative analysis of samples, determination of lattice constant, and measurement of stress.

No. 16

Total organic carbon analyzer (TOC)
Non-dispersive infrared detection (NDIR) method. the water quality standards were revised in 2003, and as new standard, all organic carbon was standardized instead of potassium permanganate consumption under drinking water and the dissolution properties of equipment.

No. 17

Automatic potassium permanganate consumption equipment
This equipment measure the amount of organic substances eluted from plastic materials, and also, this device automatically titrates by setting a test solution in a flask and gives a measurement result.

No. 18

Automatic moisture measuring equipment (Karl fischer method)
This equipment can measure in ppm unit the moisture in polymers using the Karl Fischer test, and also 10 samples can be measured with an auto sampler.

No. 19

High pressure steam sterilizer (Autoclave)
This equipment is a device that sterilizes with high-pressure steam, and can sterilize a solution such as a culture medium or a physiological saline solution, a glass instrument, or a plastic, etc.

No. 20

Centrifuge
This equipment can precipitate and separate a target component by centrifugal force, and also Maximum rotation speed: 6000min-1 (rpm), Maximum centrifugal force: 4830 × g.
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