Throughout Bixby’s iterative development process prototypes are imagined, rapidly created and tested against their intended performance targets. To accomplisg this Bixby has established application, materials, and process testing labs for characterizing and validating the unique processes and constructions developed along the path toward your commercial launch.

LAB TESTING CAPABILITIES

APPLICATION TESTING

  • QUV Accelerated Weathering –Q-Panel (UVA and UVB)
  • Environmental Chamber Testing
    • Freeze/Thaw
    • 85˚C/85 RH
    • Thermal/Humidity Cycling
    • Programmable Cycles
  • Vacuum/Pressure Thermal Lamination Equipment
  • Compression Molding (Carver–dual and single heated platen)
  • Oven Testing
    • Vacuum
    • Convection

MATERIALS TESTING

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • MGW Lauda Polymer Sof tening Point Analyzer
  • Laboratory Capillary Rheometer [Dynisco, LAB KARS (“Kayeness Advanced Rheology Software”)] for Melt Index Testing
  • UV/Vis Spectrometer (Haze, YI, Light Transmittance)
  • ThermoLyne Polymer Ash Testing Furnace

ANALYTICAL TESTING

  • Tensile/Compression Properties – Instron
  • Flexural Properties – 3-Point Instron and Taber
  • Impact Properties (Notched/Unnotched Izod & Charpy)
  • Fournier Transform Infrared (FT-IR)
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Coefficient of Friction
  • Adhesion/Peel Strength – 90˚ and 180˚ Peels
  • Burst Strength (Mullen Test)
  • Satra Dome Flexural Testing
  • Chemical Resistance/ESCR
  • Short-Term Creep/Stress Relaxation
  • Melt Index
Dev Process 1
Dev Process 2
Dev Process 3

MARKETS SERVED

APPAREL
APPAREL
DURABLE DECORATIVE
DURABLE
DECORATIVE
DENTAL
DENTAL
FOOTWEAR
FOOTWEAR
INDUSTRIAL
INDUSTRIAL
MEDICAL
MEDICAL
ORTHOPEDIC
ORTHOPEDIC
RECREATION
RECREATION
CUSTOM
CUSTOM

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Have a question about our processes or capabilities? Do you need a plastic solution for your next project? Are you interested in learning more about Bixby’s custom manufacturing possibilities? Contact us and we will be happy to assist!