FAA-Approved Flammability Testing

Service Detail from General Plastics Manufacturing Co.

Quality Testing Services Offer Comprehensive Testing
General Plastics' physical property tests include compression and tensile testing, glass transition temperature (Tg), coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), drop and dynamic impact testing, and more

Test Services Offered

Our services offer the following and more:

  • Flammability Testing
  • FAA-Bunsen Burner
  • Seat Oil Burner Test
  • Heat Release
  • Smoke Density
  • Insulation Flame Propagation
  • Smoke Toxicity
  • Physical Property Testing
  • Compression and Tensile Testing
  • Flexural and Shear Testing
  • Peel Strength
  • Fastener Retention Strength
  • 10-Meter Drop and Impact Test
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Leachable Ions
  • Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)
  • Heat Capacity
  • Softening Point/Melting Point
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
  • Developmental Testing
  • Accelerated Aging
  • Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
  • Energy Absorption
  • Fire Safety

Facilities and Equipment

Our quality assurance and test laboratories offer the following and more:

  • FAA-Approved burn test facility
  • 1 Park oil burner
  • 2 Bunsen burners
  • 2 Computer-controlled universal test machines
  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • ROMER Arm (portable CMM)
  • Optical Comparator
  • Thermomechanical Analyzer (TMA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

Additional Resources:

General Plastics, manufacturer of rigid and flexible polyurethane foam products, offers testing services which span the full range of quality assurance and testing functions, including physical property, developmental and flammability testing. As a solutions provider, we work closely with engineers and design teams to verify materials against requirements and issue certified test reports.

Do you have a project in the design stage or need to confirm material performance characteristics? We can help. Our FAA-approved burn test facility is one of only 9 in the nation that performs the seat oil burn test. All tests are conducted using calibrated equipment traceable to NIST. Discover why leaders in the aerospace, defense, nuclear and manufacturing industries entrust us with their mission-critical testing.

75 years, we have focused on meeting the exacting requirements of engineers and design teams in diverse industries. Our premier LAST-A-FOAMĀ® closed- and open-cell polyurethane foam products provide a high strength-to-weight ratio and extraordinary versatility, with absolute consistency from order to order, guaranteed.

Whether you need high-temperature tooling boards, molded parts or submersible foams, expect identical quality, uniformity, stability and weight for the density you specify - every time.

From the oceans' depths to deep space, we shape great ideas into reality

General Plastics is certified to ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C and purchases from ISO 9001 partners.

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Production Services
In addition to producing specialized LAST-A-FOAMĀ® rigid and flexible polyurethane foam sheets, General Plastics Manufacturing Company also molds, fabricates and assembles parts and assemblies. We supply machined and fabricated items for a diverse range of demanding commercial, industrial, military and composite-manufacturing customers. We also have a variety of special processes available to customers. These services include custom foam-formulation for specific applications, and special testing and material-characterization services.


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