Heritage Plastics Announces Technology & Testing Laboratory
Heritage Plastics announces its new Technology & Testing Laboratory to provide custom formulations. This laboratory specializes in situations where product enhancements, reductions in carbon footprint and/or cost reductions are required.
According to Holly Hansen, Vice President Technical Services for Heritage Plastics said, "This comprehensive laboratory (with capabilities from basic resin or mineral characterization to full physical performance testing) is called upon regularly to enhance plastics processing. Hansen added, "Many of our customers are especially concerned about sustainability issues and come to us for solutions to reduce their overall carbon footprint."
The process begins with typical testing including: tear & impact strength, top load, stiffness, and dimensional changes. Prior to final trials, we confirm all high performance characteristics that will be achieved.
Also, Heritage Plastics has a portable "test kit" that can be taken to your plant to easily monitor the loading level of our concentrates as well as any changes in processing, cooling behavior, cycle time and energy inputs.
Notably, through a series of customer trials, the StyroCal™ product line (calcium carbonate concentrates for Polystyrene) was developed – with the overall result of increased productivity, improved performance and a significant savings on raw materials costs.