Quality System

American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) has accredited DatapointLabs for technical competence in the field of mechanical testing (A2LA Certificate # 1242.01). DatapointLabs maintains a quality system in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025-2005. DatapointLabs operates in accordance with ISO 9001: 2000

In recognition of the successful completion of the A2LA evaluation process, accreditation has been granted to this laboratory to perform the following tests on plastics:

  • ASTM D256: Determining the Pendulum Impact Resistance of Notched Specimens of Plastics
  • ASTM D412: Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers-Tension
  • ASTM D575: Standard Test Methods for Rubber Properties in Compression
  • ASTM D638: Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • ASTM D648: Standard Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
  • ASTM D695: Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
  • ASTM D790: Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics
  • ASTM D792: Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement, Method A
  • ASTM D1525: Standard Test Method for Vicat Softening Temperature of Plastics
  • ASTM D1693: Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress-Cracking of Ethylene Plastics
  • ASTM D2990: Tensile, Compressive, and Flexural Creep and Creep-Rupture of Plastics
  • ASTM D3418: Transition Temperatures of Polymers by Thermal Analysis
  • ASTM D3763: High Speed Puncture Properties of Plastics using Load and Displacement Sensors
  • ASTM D3835: Determination of Properties of Polymeric Materials by Means of a Capillary Rheometer
  • ASTM D4812: Standard Test Method for Unnotched Cantilever Beam Impact Strength of Plastics
  • ASTM D5279: Measuring the Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Plastics in Torsion
  • ASTM D5930: Thermal Conductivity of Plastics by Means of a Transient Line-Source Technique
  • ASTM D6110: Standard Test Methods for Determining the Charpy Impact Resistance of Notched Specimens of Plastics
  • ASTM E831: Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials by Thermomechanical Analysis
  • ISO 37: Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic -- Determination of tensile stress-strain properties
  • ISO 75-1: Plastics -- Determination of temperature of deflection under load (HDT)
  • ISO 178: Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics
  • ISO 179-1: Plastics -- Charpy Impact Properties -- Non-Instrumented
  • ISO 180: Plastics - Determination of Izod Impact Strength
  • ISO 306: Plastics -- Thermoplastic materials -- Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)
  • ISO 527-1: Plastics -- Determination of Tensile Properties
  • ISO 604: Plastics - Determination of compressive properties
  • ISO 1183-1: Plastics -- Methods for determining the density of non-cellular plastics
  • ISO 6603-2: Plastics -- Determination of puncture impact behaviour of rigid plastics -- Part 2: Instrumented impact testing
  • ISO 6721-7: Plastics -- Determination of dynamic mechanical properties -- Part 7: Torsional vibration -- Non-resonance method
  • ISO 11357-2: Plastics -- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 2: Determination of glass transition temperature
  • ISO 11357-3: Plastics -- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 3: Determination of temperature and enthalpy of melting and crystallization
  • ISO 11359-2: Plastics -- Thermomechanical analysis (TMA) -- Part 2: Determination of coefficient of linear thermal expansion and glass transition temperature
  • ISO 11443: Plastics -- Determination of the fluidity of plastics using capillary and slit-die rheometers
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