About Routine Chemical Analysis & Physical Testing

SGS PSI has over 26 years of experience, polymer scientists and materials scientists with a variety of backgrounds, in-depth technical knowledge, and the equipment and infrastructure to support the demands of routine testing.

We perform a variety of customer specified methods and tests.  Contract analysis performed on a regular basis is streamlined to minimize turnaround time and cost while maximizing the ease with which a client receives data. 

SGS PSI performs cGMP polymer testing and welcomes client audits as needed to satisfy quality compliance.  Volume pricing can be arranged on an individual basis.


  • Approaches

    Typically, routine polymer testing evolves with product and process development; with our scientists partnering with the client to assure we provide relevant, timely, validated, analytical protocols. 

    Lot release testing, certificates of analysis, materials certifications, and quality control testing are performed on behalf of many industrial clients. 

    Testing methods commonly used for routine analysis include:

    Residual Monomer Testing
    Flexural Testing
    Tensile Testing
    • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy
    • Dilute Solution Viscosity/Inherent and Intrinsic Viscosity (IV)
    • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)
    • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

  • Sample Considerations

    The specific tests to be performed dictate the specific quantity and form of the samples that are required for routine testing programs.  Our scientists will establish the sample requirements as the routine test program is being established.  Also, because many routine tests require expedited processing, an additional quantity of sample may be requested to assure sufficient material is on-hand for any retests that may be needed.

    Contact us to talk through your specific sample considerations and routine analytical testing needs.

  • Experience

    Some products we test routinely:

    •Polymer coated fabrics
    •Drug delivery devices
    •Bioabsorbable polymers
    •Cure in place pipe
    •Composite panels