Thinking about epoxies

We’ve had a lot of questions recently about curing epoxies from everyone from a knifemaker to a researcher in academia, so we thought it might be useful to discuss them a bit. Expoxies are used just about everywhere from knifemaking to aerospace to electronics to construction. Because of this, a lot of folks realize that Read More …

ISO:17025 – New Methods and GLP Accreditation

We finally finished up the follow-up from our surveillance audit for ISO:17025 and received word today everything is accepted.  This means we added 2 new methods, one for curing samples in the DSC and one for Tg by DMA, to our scope.  In addition, we received GLP accreditation for work excluding clinical and animal studies.  Give us Read More …

This year’s ISO:17025 audit is done

We finished up our surveillance audit for this year: as a newly accredited company, we had to have someone come back in and confirm we were actually following procedures. Now we wait until the assessors at A2LA decide if we’ve met the requirements. Hopefully, we’ll hear soon and be able to add three new methodologies to Read More …

Sample Prep

One of the least appreciated and most important parts of thermal analysis is the preparation of the sample.  Everyone teaches it in basic thermal classes but it seems to be the most forgetten part of the class.  Some people do get it and take considerable care: most just seem to toss something into the instrument Read More …

NPE 2018

We’re at the National Plastics Expo in Orlando this week.  Come by and visit us in booth 29153 – we’re right next to Nature Works.  Look for the lab turtle on the banner.  (click the title to see the booth photo)

TG-IR for Degradation Studies

One of the more common uses of TG-IR is to look at the decomposition or degradation of a material. Due to the relatively high detection limits of this method compared to TG-MS or TG-GCMS, it isn’t as useful for detecting trace contaminates or leachates as other methods. However, it does have advantages with looking at Read More …

Industrial Polyethylene is out

Andy Chatterjee’s Handbook of Industrial PE is finally out.  Andy died during the editoral phase and Mark Spalding was able to take over and the 2 volume set was released this year.  We at Veritas Testing and Consulting are happy to hve contributed the chapter on Thermal Analysis of Polythethylene, which summarizes the current state Read More …

Polyolefin 2018

We attended the Polyolefin Conference in Houston Texas again this year. While the number of student posters was down, the attendance and number of talks was up considerably. Talks covered a range of topics on polyolefins from global overviews of market trends to specific issues like non-halogenated slip agents.  Again, the shared meals and mixers Read More …

Company Update

We’re had a very busy January and February as we prepare for both our re-accreditation in ISO-17025 and for the NPE show later this year. During this time, we expanded our lab by adding a new DMA and TGA/DSC, allowing us to expand our capability and decrease turnaround time. With taxes now behind us, we’ll Read More …

Seasons’ Greetings…

As usual by the time we got our cards mailed, none of the holiday greetings are valid. So from all of us here at Veritas Testing and Consulting, we wish you the best in the coming year and thank you for your business and support.  We look forward to working with you in 2018.