JCS Technology has for many years provided an independent Polymer and plastics testing service primarily for government agencies, military and commercial clients. This work has mainly consisted of testing individual batches of material or product intended for use on specific projects. The objective of this service is to provide accurate test results, rapidly and in a cost effective manner. The testing consists of performing a range of tests as required by the applicable specification. This has been both in the laboratory, on site at our clients facility or at one of our dedicated test sites.

Preconditioning and mould testing

Preconditioning covers the treatment of polymers or plastics prior to testing.  

Mould testing is the exposure of plastics to various moulds over a predetermined time to see effects

Precure:- Thermal treatment to consolidate interatomic bonding within the polymer system

Thermal ageing- This covers the artificial ageing of a plastic prior  to testing. This can take from hours to months depending on the standard.

Conditioning: this stabilises the plastic or polymer at the test temperature

Mechanical testing

JCS Technology can accommodate a wide range of mechanical testing for Polymer / plastic material and products

We can offer temperatures from -196 deg C up to 1200 deg C although most polymers would not survive at 1200 deg C

Test such as but not limited to:-

Full Program

Tensile strength and modulus with poisson’s ratio if required

Compressive strength and modulus with poisson’s ratio if required

Flexural strength and modulus both 3 point and 4 point

Impact properties and fracture toughness


Part program

Bend tests                    Scratch tests               Impact

Pull-off adhesion           Indentation                  Wear test  

Chemical analysis

At JCST we are able to combining a comprehensive range of both classical wet chemistry and instrumental techniques to give the most cost effective solutions to most chemical problems.


Classical wet chemistry


The wet chemistry basically falls into two distinct areas


Using classic methods to identify chemical species


Using standard methods to isolate the chemical species under investigation and then identify the species and if necessary quantify the amount present.  Identification can be achieved by a colour change or possibly pH. The amount present can be identified by the intensity of colour although this would normally be done instrumentally or by precipitation.


Using classical methods to prepare samples for analysis by instrumental methods


Samples of metals for analysis are often dissolved in acids to enable the resulting solution to be analysed using such techniques as Atomic Absorption/emission. In this way classical methods enable the samples to be analysed in the most effective way.


Instrumental Techniques


At JCST we have a wide range of instrumental methods available to analyse your samples. Methods such as:-


  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy 

  • Gas Chromatography 

  • High performance liquid Chromatography 

  • Infrared Spectrophotometry 

  • Ultraviolet and Visible Absorption Spectrophotemetry