Laboratory pills



Materials characterization tests are many, and there are many laboratories that provide this type of service, for the research and development (R&D) area and in the quality control (QC) area.
The focus of these tests are:

  • learn about the physical and behavioral characteristics of a material
  • verify the quality of a material or finished product by comparison of virgin and/or compound product
  • define the usability of a material based on the demand of the market and/or customer to which it belongs
  • incentivize the use of innovative materials and processes that improve a company’s productivity

These goals are important and constantly evolving with each other and involve constant renewal of testing processes in an effort to:

  • respond ever more fully and appropriately to the needs of demand
  • make characterizations easier and broader
  • better support the growth and competitiveness of companies in the marketplace

In this regard, we want to let you know. what are the key points of MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION.




With the aim of introducing you to the services offered by our laboratory


We make a brief subdivision of testing solutions according to the relevant industry sector for material characterization testing.


In the food part, we basically talk about color and food texture, which define fundamental information about the quality of a food. Food texture refers to the science we use to objectively measure the subjective mechanical characteristics of a food product. Using texture analyzers to mimic or create controlled stresses within the sample just as we do when we consume or use a product.
Speaking of packaging, the main goal of packaging is to preserve the integrity of the product, from producer to consumer. Hence the need to conduct a careful analysis of packaging materials in terms of both their preservation capacity and their environmental impact (Ronchi Decree of 1997).


The definition “biomedical,” coined in the 1980s, refers to “that industrial area which includes all the technologies and products pertaining to health care with the exception of drugs.” Thus, it is an economic sector that holds a crucial position in the health industry, developing and producing a set of products and services pertaining to the field of medicine. Applications are on biocontamination analysis on medical devices, hospital tissues, surfaces, etc..


The automotive sector uses a wide range of materials in manufacturing. Metals such as aluminum and steel, advanced  plastics, and other mat erials such as glass are used in most modern automobiles, as well as on equipment and tools.


Manufacturing is aimed primarily at the production of goods, all through a structure based on the transformation of raw materials into objects that are intended for consumption: hence, we speak of finished or semi-finished products.
As per the example, we speak of textile and footwear sector, metallurgical sector, transportation sector, etc…The manufacturing industry is fundamental to our market and that of other countries in the world, which is why innovative development related to this sector should always be considered.




Material characterization tests are an integral part of laboratory activities, which are used to respond to requests for polymer matrix identification or comparisons between molded components and virgin material;
these and other details are possible to be sought through the following listed tests:

Transmission infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)click
Qualitative testing to identify the chemical nature of materials such as rubbers and plastics.

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) click
Thermoanalytical method to measure energy exchange and thus determine the thermal characteristics and phase changes of the material (T of glass transition, T of crystallization, T of melting)

Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) click
Qualitative-quantitative thermoanalytical technique that can take advantage of temperature rise and inert or oxidizing atmospheres to cause the material to gradually lose mass.

Scanning electron microscope (SEM) click
Qualitative technique used for defect analysis of polymeric materials including by comparison measurements between OK and KO components.

Light microscope analysis
Technique used both to identify macroscopic defects on the sample and to identify the type of charge contained within a component.


Below are the materials that can be tested in materials characterization tests


Aimed at companies that provide characterization, evaluation, improvement and qualification of products and processes that make use of polymeric materials (polypropylene PP, polyethylene in all its subtypes, polyvinyl chloride PVC, solid and expandable polystyrene PS, polyethylene terephthalate PET, bioplastics or biopolymers) within the packaging, building & construction, automotive and electrical & electronics industries.


A composite material is a heterogeneous material, i.e., consisting of two or more phases with different physical properties, whose properties are much better than those of its constituent phases. Primarily used in the aerospace, shipbuilding and automotive industries, for example in Formala1 or in semi-mobile machines in space.


In modern society, metals have experienced a wide range of applications in all important industries: machine building, steel structures, transportation and mobility, energy and the environment.

Paper and paperboard

normally used for a wide range of applications (from packaging materials to printed sheets for books, newspapers, etc.) and, therefore, subject to multiple requirements, especially in terms of mechanical and liquid resistance.


It has been more than 5,000 years, according to historical records, since glass was discovered and its use by humans began.
Glass finds application in a variety of fields because of its many basic peculiar characteristics particularly its behavior towards optical waves, light. For aspects such as sunlight control, fire protection, thermal insulation, sound insulation, safety, decoration. Special applications, you have in the most technologically advanced fields such as avionics, space, biomedical, industry.

Asphalts and cements

These products, never more than today, have great importance, as new techniques and applicability are being studied; where the road to sustainability is being traveled. The construction supply chain is increasingly turning to reliable, sustainable and innovative materials.


Wood is construction material that is obtained from the trunk of trees. In technical terms, it is the building block of a plant and consists of cellulose fibers bound by a lignin matrix.
It is a material with excellent characteristics of strength and durability, widely used by man since ancient times.
Different species of wood correspond to different properties: different color, different density and different grain characteristics.
Univoc characteristic of wood, that it is a light, strong and cheap material; it is, in addition, a good insulator and retains moisture.


Tanneries, shoe factories, apparel, furniture, and sporting goods are all industries that, from raw leather to finished goods, need guarantees of the tightness and fastness of the hides used. Performance evaluations are essential for manufacturing operations to assess the important characteristics of the materials used.


Plastlab Laboratory is a leading testing company for the following sectors: plastic, rubber, painted, metal, fluid dynamics and vibration.
Consultants and technicians are at your complete disposal for meetings and to carry out tests on any material, where we cannot provide you with an accurate report,  Plastlab takes 100% of the execution at third-party companies to provide you with what you need.

Call us at 011-9034652
or email us at [email protected]
You can also find us on social media with our #pilloledilaboratory – Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn

Privacy PolicyCookie Policy | © 2022 PLASTLAB. All rights reserved