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Independent testing laboratories directory.

Akron Polymer Laboratories, Inc. 1034 S. Broadway Akron, OH 44311 Phone: (330) 762-4815 Fax: (330) 762-2440

Contact: Dave Russell, president

Technical service: Physical and dynamic mechanical testing; chemical analysis and formula reconstruction; contract development and custom synthesis; rubber, plastic, latex, adhesives and related polymers

Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. 2887 Gilchrist Road Akron, OH 44305 Phone: (330) 794-6600 Fax: (330) 794-6610

Contacts: Jerry Leyden, president; Dr. Kris Baranwal, exec. VP, technical; Tom Knowles, VP, chemical services; Jim Drummond, mgr., physical testing; Harry Bader, VP, latex services; Dennis Coz, mgr., chem lab.; Mac Wilborn, VP, business dev.; Bob Samples, CEO; Abraham Pannikottu, mgr. predictive testing

Technical service: Physical and chemical testing; certification; compound development of dry rubber and latex; compound analysis, testing and formula reconstruction; product and process development; litigation services; market research services; and FDA GMP 510(k) QA/SQA assistance, FEA analysis, MTS testing, CSR testing, automotive materials certifications, long term agings in fluids/fuels

Alloy Extrusion Company 4211 Karg Industrial Pkwy. Brimfield, OH 44240 Phone: (330) 677-4946 Fax: (330) 677-4950

Contact: James G. Anthony, president

Technical service: Complete developmental and pilot facilities for CV curing

American Standards Testing Bureau, Inc. 40 Water St. New York, NY 10004 Phone: (212) 943-3160 Fax: (212) 825-2250

Contact: Charles Coleman, service mgr.

Technical service: Complete analytical, formulation, laboratory, engineering and R&D services

Aspen Research Corporation 436 West County Rd. D New Brighton, MN 55112-3522 Phone: (612) 631-9234 Fax: (612) 631-9270

Contacts: Douglas Becklin, manager, elastomer technology; Dave Cushman, manager, marketing

Technical service: Chemical analysis, physical properties, heat and fluid resistance, failure analysis, product development for elastomers and other polymeric materials, physical testing, material characterization, product development and failure analysis

Atlas Weathering Services Group 45601 N. 47th Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85027-7042 Phone: (602) 465-7356 Fax: (602) 465-9409

Contact: Larry Bond, VP sales and client services

Technical service: Outdoor (real time) weathering in 23 exposure sites around the world; outdoor accelerated weathering (EMMAQUA, EMMAQUA+); instrumental color, gloss, visual evaluation, physical, optical and mechanical analysis

BFGoodrich Co. Testing Services 240 West Emerling Ave. Akron, OH 44301-1600 Phone: (330) 374-3010 Phone: (203) 853-1400, RTVanderbilt Co. (representative) Fax: (330) 374-3166

Contact: Don Askea, Manager

Technical service: Complete polymer processing, physical testing, dynamic mechanical, rheological analysis, analytical science services.

Bowser-Morner, Inc. P.O. Box 51 Dayton, OH 45401 Phone: (937) 236-8805 Fax: (937) 233-2016

Contact: Robert J. Rosencrans, manager, product and materials testing lab

Technical service: Simulated environmental testing, chemical analysis, mechanical and physical testing

Buffalo Testing Laboratories, Inc. 902 Kenmore Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216 Phone: (716) 873-2302

Contact: E.J. Kris, technical director

Technical service: Rubber testing, physical and chemical

Burgess Laboratories, Inc. 525 Ashland St., P.O. Box 981 North Adams, MA 01247 Phone: (413) 663-6769 Fax: (413) 664-4269

Contact: Helen M. Donega

Technical service: Chemical analysis

Cameron Elastomer Technology 29501 Katy Freeway Katy, TX 77494-7801 Phone: (281) 391-4615 Fax: (281) 391-4640 Website:

Contact: Bruce Parker

Technical service: Severe environment testing at elevated pressures and temperatures in a multiplicity of gas and liquid environments, life prediction testing, physical property measurement including dynamic rheological testing, thermal analysis

Canadian Rubber Testing and Development Ltd. 113-115 Cushman Rd., Unit #13 St. Catharines, Ontario Canada L2M 6S9 Phone: (905) 988-9448 Fax: (905) 685-1 640

Contact: Marvin Myhre, president

Technical service: Basic testing, tensile and tear properties, set, air and oil aging, low temperature, rheometer and Mooney, rebound, DeMattia, mixing (internal and mill) and curing, SPC/WHMIS

Canadian Technical Services 34 Poplar Heights Dr. Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada M9A 5A2 Phone: (416) 245-8801 Fax: (416) 245-0713

Contact: Paul Nessim, president

Technical service: Formulation and developing rubber compounds, project study, feasibility reports, plant layout, QC and process control procedures development

City Testing & Research Labs, Inc. 967 E. Hazelwood Ave. Rahway, NJ 07065 Phone: (908) 388-7711 Fax: (908) 388-5683

Contact: H. Goldenberg

Technical service: Quality assurance from specimen preparation testing and reports of results

Collaborative Testing Services, Inc. 340 Herndon Pkwy. P.O. Box 1049 Herndon, VA 20172 Phone: (703) 742-9107 Fax: (703) 481-0375

Contact: Janine L. Leete

Technical service: Specialize in testing programs which meet the criteria established for an external proficiency testing program. Tests available in-clude: Tensile properties, hardness, Mooney viscosity and vulcanization characteristics (ODR and MDR)

Dek-Tron/Custom Scientific Instruments, Inc. 244 East Third St. Plainfield, NJ 07060 Phone: (908) 668-1777

Contact: Segundo Vargas

Technical service: Physical test equipment

Delsen Testing Labs, Inc. 1024 Grand Central Ave. Glendale, CA 91201 Phone: (818) 247-4106 Fax: (818) 247-4537

Contact: John Moylan, president

Technical service: Mechanical, physical, environmental, electrical and flammability testing, polymer analysis

Detroit Testing Laboratory 7111 E. Eleven Mile Warren, MI 48092-2709 Phone: (810) 754-9000 Fax: (810) 754-9045

Technical service: Physical testing, rubber/plastic/composite; thermal analysis; rheology; and a number of environmental simulation tests; wide variety of testing services

Discas Inc. 567-1 S. Leonard St. Waterbury, CT 06708 Phone: (203) 753-5147 Fax: (203) 755-5791

Contact: Stephen DePaolo

Technical service: Full ACIL test facility; custom R&D contracting; specializing in recycled polymer applications research (tires, etc.)

D/L Laboratories 116 East 16th St. New York, NY 10003 Phone: (212) 777-4445 Fax: (212) 505-8419 E-mail:

Contact: Saul Spindel, president

Technical service: Physical and performance testing of sealants, coatings

DSET Laboratories 45601 N. 47th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85027-7042 Phone: (800) 255-3738 Fax: (602) 465-9409

Contact: Tom Anderson, site mgr.

Technical service: Outdoor (real-time) weathering in AZ; outdoor accelerated weathering (EMMAQUA, EMMAQUA+); instrumental color, gloss, visual evaluations, physical, optical and mechanical analysis; world wide network of 23 sites

Eastern Laboratories, Inc. 3640 Main St. Springfield, MA 01107 Phone: (413) 781-2540 Fax: (413) 733-9631

Contact: Geraldine Mikes, president

Technical service: Materials characterization for polymers and plastics, extraction studies of medical devices and various plastic materials, product deformulation, thermal decomposition

Entela Inc. 3033 Madison Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49548 35550 Industrial Rd. Livonia, MI 48150 Phone: (800) 888-3787 Fax: (616) 247-0515

Contact: Customer service

Technical service: Complete engineering and testing laboratory; materials testing; environmental; product validation; calibration services; custom test machines and fixtures, failure analysis, finite element analysis, FMEA; product certifications, inspections, accelerated life testing (FMVT).

Experimental Services, Inc. 595 Waterloo Road, Unit E Suffield, OH 44260 Phone: (330) 628-2771 Fax: (330) 628-1556

Contact: Karl Winkler, president

Technical service: Testing for polymers and polymer products, product development, prototype fabrication, molding, compounding and engineering services; specialists in automotive engine mounts, bushings, tuned vibration absorbers, components

RV Fitzsimmons & Associates Inc. 1860 Arthur Dr. West Chicago, IL 60185 Phone: (708) 231-0680 Fax: (708) 231-0811

Contacts: T. Lambert, manager; R. Fitzsimmons, director

Technical service: Complete chemical analytical services for compositional analysis and testing of rubber and all polymeric products, including compositions of rubber materials, all additives, and thermal testing

Gaynes Labs, Inc. 9708 Industrial Drive Bridgeview, IL 60455

Contact: Phil Ross, president

Technical service: Physical testing of rubber products and materials in accordance with ASTM methods

Hauser Laboratories 5555 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: (800) 241-2322 Fax: (303) 441-5803 E-mail:

Contact: Kurt Ammon, marketing associate/technical services

Technical service: Materials testing, polymeric analysis and identification, formulation analysis, EPA 9090, expert testimony

Huntingdon International Holdings 4123 S. 67th St. Omaha, NE 68117 Phone: (402) 331-4453 Fax: (402) 331-8779

Contact: Seth Frishman, manager

Technical service: Chemical testing and analysis

Institute for Research, Inc. 8330 Westglen Dr. Houston, TX 77063 Phone: (713) 783-8400 E-mail: Website:

Contact: Dr. Ben Mosier, director

Technical service: Contract R&D, autoclave testing of elastomers, formulating and blending rubber and elastomers; physical and chemical testing of rubber, dielectric constant and strength, dissipation factor, thermal analysis (DS C, DT, TG, SEM), electrical and optical methods of analysis

International Testing Laboratories 580 Market St. Newark, NJ 07105 Phone: (201) 589-4772

Contact: Dr. M.M. Sackoff, executive director of laboratories

Technical service: Physical testing, chemical testing, instrumental

Kimball Lane Research Facility P.O. Box 268 Kennebunk, ME 04043 Phone: (207) 985-2442

Contact: Laurie Cohen, manager

Technical service: Prototypes; small batch processing; market research; compound feasibility studies; data research

Laucks Testing Labs, Inc. 940 S. Harney Seattle, WA 98108 Phone: (206) 767-5060

Contact: J.M. Owens

Technical service: Chemistry, microbiology and technical services

Lord Laboratories P.O. Box 372 East Pointe, MI 48021-0372 Phone: (810) 778-7990 Fax: (810) 778-7991

Contact: Sean Gosselin, president

Technical service: Lubricants for rubber industries

Maxim Technologies/ Twin City Testing 662 Cromwell Ave. St. Paul, MN 55114 Phone: (888) 645-TEST or (651) 659- 7303

Contact: Amy Ostergren

Technical service: Laboratory testing including: physical properties testing, chemical analysis, environmental simulation, etc.

MEI-Charlton, Inc. 2233 S.W. Canyon Rd. Portland, OR 97201-2499 Phone: (503) 228-9663 Fax: (503) 228-4065

Contact: D.G. Chakrapani, president

Technical service: Chemical and physical testing, consulting and failure investigations

Metuchen Analytical, Inc. Kendall Infrared Laboratories 25 Mack Dr. Edison, NJ 08817-2807 Phone: (732) 287-8898 Fax: (732) 287-0980

Contact: J. Stephen Duerr, president

Technical service: Analytical research, services in chemical analysis, unknowns identification and materials failure analysis

Momentum Technologies, Inc. 1507 Boettler Road Uniontown, OH 44685 Phone: (330) 896-5900 Fax: (330) 896-9943

Contact: Joe Mellot, VP technology

Technical service: Third party testing and compound development for asphalt roofing and paving systems, adhesives, coatings, natural latex, rubber and plastic

Natural Rubber Inspection Service P.O. Box 786 Red Bank, NJ 07701 Phone: (732) 842-9200 Fax: (732) 842-0090

Contact: Clifford Raisch, president

Technical service: Sampling, inspecting and weighing of crude rubber

Nevada Automotive Test Center Hodges Transportation, Inc. P.O. Box 234 Carson City, NV 89702 Phone: (775) 629-2000 Fax: (775) 629-2029 Website: E-mail: info@

Contact: Henry C. Hodges, Jr.

Technical service: Research, testing and development, traction and winter performance, wear and durability; thermal profile, ride and handling, real time force and moment measurements

NSL Analytical Services 7650 Hub Pkwy. Cleveland, OH 44125 Phone: (216) 447-1550 Fax: (216) 447-0716

Contact: Larry Somrack, sales

Technical service: Elemental chemical analysis, inorganic/organic

Ortech 2395 Speakman Dr. Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5K 1B3 Phone: (905) 822-4111

Contact: J. Leidner, manager

Technical service: Testing of mechanical properties, chemical analysis, compounding, evaluation of environmental aging, process development, failure analysis

Pelmor Labs, Inc. 401 Lafayette St. Newtown, PA 18940 Phone: (800) 772-6969 Fax: (215) 968-6415

Contact: Ray Clark, technical director

Technical service: ASTM testing; formula development, research and application for polymers; consultation

Plastics Technology Laboratories 50 Pearl St. Pittsfield, MA 01201 Phone: (413) 499-0983 Fax: (413) 499-2339

Contact: James Galipeau, lab. mgr.

Technical service: Physical and mechanical property testing of various elastomers and thermoplastic elastomers - ISO 9002 certified

Polymer Diagnostics Inc. 604 Moore Rd. Avon Lake, OH 44012 Phone: 800-438-2335 Fax: 800-930-1644

Contact: Robert Eiden

Technical service: Polymers

Princeton Polymer Labs 521 Lehigh Ave. Union, NJ 07083 Phone: (908) 687-7033 Fax: (908) 687-1147

Contact: Dr. E. Allan Blair, exec. VP

Technical service: Compounding, testing and synthesis

Rexham Analytical Services P.O. Box 1377 Matthews, NC 28106 Phone: (704) 847-9171 Fax: (704) 845-4335

Technical service: Qualitative and quantitative analysis of elastomers, adhesives, paints, pigments, dispersions, coatings, solvents and plasticizers

Rutherford Research 89 Prospect Place Rutherford, NJ 07070 Phone: (201) 933-2091/2711

Contact: Dr. A.R. Blanck, president

Technical service: Research and development, design, testing and analysis, consulting, electrical and physical measurements, failure analysis, testing equipment, conductive rubber

Schenck Pegasus Corporation 2890 John R. Rd. Troy, MI 48083 Phone: (810) 689-9000 Fax: (810) 689-8578

Contact: Klaus Meyer, sales manager

Technical service: Material testing including elastomer characterization, road load simulation, component fatigue testing, and environmental simulation, engine and transmission testing

Scientific Laboratories, Inc. 477 Southlake Blvd. Richmond, VA 23236 117 East 30th St. New York, NY 10016 Phone: (804) 379-1084 Phone: (212) 679-9392 Fax: (804) 379-1087

Contact: Sue F. Brossart

Technical service: Environmental testing laboratory

Scientific Process & Research 67 Veronica Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873 Phone: (732) 846-3477 Fax: (732) 846-3029

Contact: Ron J. Klein, president

Technical service: Computer aided engineering software for troubleshooting of extrusion problems; design extruder screws and dies for process optimization; manufacturers screws and dies; testing and development lab

Scientific Tire Systems, Inc. 447 Barr Court Akron, OH 44319 Green, OH 44232 Phone: (330) 645-4111

Contact: Donald F. Avila, president

Technical service: Legal Services, forensic analysis, primarily tires and tire products, consulting

Seal Laboratories 250 N. Nash St. El Segundo, CA 90245 Phone: (310) 322-2011 Fax: (310) 322-2243

Contact: James Doi, chief chemist; Dr. Arun Kumar, general manager

Technical service: Materials analysis, failure analysis, problem solving, forensic science in rubbers, plastics, nonmetallics and metals (seal)

SGS U.S. Testing Company Inc. 291 Fairfield Ave. Fairfield, NJ 07004 Phone: (973) 575-5252; 800-777-8378 Fax: (973) 575-1459 E-mail: ustesting @ Website:

Contact: Dominick Lepore

Technical service: Mechanical, electrical, thermal and flammability properties testing of all kinds of elastomers, plastics, metal, wood and stone, per ASTM, ANSI, Federal and military specifications

Shrader Analytical & Consulting Laboratories Inc. 3814 Vinewood Detroit, MI 48208 Phone: (313) 894-4440 Fax: (313) 894-4489

Contact: Marianne L. Shrader

Technical service: Chemical analysis by mass spectrometry and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry

Singleton Labs, Inc. (Subsidiary of S & ME, Inc.) 1413 Topside Rd. Louisville, TN 37777 Phone: (615) 970-2299 Fax: (615) 970-2312

Contact: Yung C. Chung, lab director

Technical service: Chemical and physical testing, compound analysis, simulated environmental testing, flammability testing, research and consulting

Skeist Inc. 375 Route 10 Whippany, NJ 07981 Phone: (201) 515-2020

Contact: Arnold Brief, vice president

Technical service: Consultants to the polymer industries; multi-client, techno-economic and custom marketing studies of polymers, monomers, plastics, elastomers, coatings, adhesives, sealants, films

Smithers Scientific Services 425 W. Market St. Akron, OH 44303 Phone: (330) 762-7441 Fax: (330) 762-7447

Contact: Al Harrison, operation mgr.

Technical service: Full service in rubber from testing to consulting; compound development and testing; forensic analysis; holography, tires

South Florida Test Service 17301 Okeechobee Rd. Miami, FL 33018 Phone: (305) 824-3900 Fax: (305) 362-6276

Contact: Jack L. Martin, site manager

Technical service: Outdoor (real-time) weathering in FL; laboratory accelerated weathering (fluorescent, carbon-arc, xenon-arc), instrumental color, gloss, visual evaluation, physical, optical and mechanical analysis, world wide network of 23 sites

Standards Testing Labs 1845 Harsh Ave., S.E. Massillon, OH 44648 Phone: (330) 833-8548 Phone: (800) 833-8547 Fax: (330) 833-7902

Contact: Douglas M. Garven, VP, marketing and technical services

Technical service: Complete tire testing, including resiliometer, endurance, tread separation, steer/camber angle, cleated wheel, cut-growth, rolling resistance and high speed; tire strength, bead unseating, load/deflection, footprints, profiles, hydrostatic burst, sections and cord pulls; complete in house photographic/video; forensic testing, accident reconstruction, failure analysis and consultation; designing and manufacturing of tire and wheel testing machinery, tire sectioning equipment, and computerized controls; test air springs, marshmallow springs, engine mounts, tire valves, tire repair materials, sealants and filling materials

Technimet Corporation 2345 South 170 St. New Berlin, WI 53151 Phone: (414) 782-6344 Fax: (414) 782-3653

Contact: Jeffrey A. Jansen

Technical service: Failure analysis of polymeric and metallic materials, contamination analysis, analysis of paints, adhesives and coatings, material identification and deformulation

Truesdail Laboratories, Inc. 14201 Franklin Ave. Tustin, CA 92680 Phone: (714) 730-6239 Fax: (714) 730-6462

Contact: Bronwen J. Cleary

Technical service: A wide variety of materials testing properties, in-cluding chemical analysis, mechanical properties, fungus resistance, ozone exposure, weathering, salt spray, im-mersion

VTEC Laboratories Inc. 212 Manida Street Bronx, NY 10474 Phone: (718) 542-8248 Fax: (718) 542-8759

Contact: Neil Schultz

Technical service: Commercial testing and research, testing: physical, structural, flammability, combustion, toxicity, weathering, electrical and mechanical

R.T. Vanderbilt Co. (BFGoodrich Co. Testing Services) 30 Winfield St. Norwalk, CT 06855 Phone: (203) 853-1400 Fax: (203) 853-1452

Contact: Ken Kelly or Tony Ferradino

Technical service: Complete polymer processing, physical testing, dynamic mechanical, rheological analysis, analytical science services

Western Technologies Inc. 3737 E. Broadway Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85040 Phone: (602) 437-3737 Fax: (602) 470-1341

Contact: Phillip Feliz or W.R. Meier, Jr.

Technical service: Engineering evaluation and consultation, geotechnical and environmental engineering, chemical, and construction materials testing and inspection

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