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Advanced Polymers Testing

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Mark A. Saab Advanced Polymers Properties Testing Laboratory


The Advanced Polymers Testing Lab, located in Ball 201, contains a variety of property testing equipment that is used to determine the mechanical, electrical, optical and thermal properties of plastic materials. This lab has undergone a recent renovation thanks to the generosity of Mark and Elisia Saab.



  • Dynatup Instrumented Drop Impact Tester (2)
  • Instron Universal Testing Machines
  • Izod Impact Tester
  • Charpy Impact Tester 
  • Flexural Stiffness Tester
  • Rockwell and Shore Hardness Testers
  • Creep Testing Equipment
  • Volume and Surface Resistivity
  • Coefficient of Friction Testing
  • Density Measurement Equipment 
  • Data Color Spectrophotometer