Plastics & Elastomers

CTLGroup’s organic chemistry and polymer science experts specialize in complex analysis, formulations, and forensics of plastics and elastomers. These polymeric materials are used in a wide range of industries and products including:

• Construction Materials
• Paints and Coatings
• Sealants and Adhesives
• Lubricants
• Chemical Additives
• Petroleum Products
• Advanced + Smart Materials
• Nanomaterials

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Our Technical Experts

CTLGroup uses Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), and UV-Vis Spectrometry to identify and quantify organic compounds such as polymers, paints and coatings, chemical admixtures, and chemical additives. Our quality certified laboratory supports our technical experts performing:

  • Organic Material Identification
  • Failure Analysis
  • Standardized Testing (ASTM, AASTHO)
  • Manufacturing Support
  • Chemical Raw Material Testing and Qualification
  • Material/Contamination Identification
  • Research and Development
  • Troubleshooting & Product Performance Optimization