The bottom line for importers of hard goods with elements of thermoplastics is that testing is an important part of your product’s development and manufacturing process.


You need to know that the thermoplastic material that your supplier is using reaches your requirements for:

  • Safety
  • Durability
  • Certifications

These videos provide our insight into plastic types, properties, and applications, as well as common plastic tests, gained over decades of working with and testing polymer-based products which are commonly created using injection molding.

Plastic tests will typically examine the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of the thermoplastics that your goods are made from. By doing so, you can be confident that the materials, and products, will reach your expectations.

Videos about thermoplastics

checking plastic flexural strength
plastic hardness testing
how to test the tensile strength of plastic
plastic impact testing
checking the density of plastic

If you’re a manufacturer or importer of thermoplastic-based products and components it’s important for you to understand the common thermoplastic properties and the plastic testing that can be carried out to assure their quality and suitability for your needs.

When you know which tests should be performed on plastics, then you can better control your inspection agency or supplier’s testing, as you will know that they’re carrying out the right tests for you.

additional resources

Read more about plastic testing

You can read these resources which explore the kinds of tests you should be carrying out on plastics:


Related videos about plastic injection molding

Since a great many thermoplastic products are produced using injection molding, we’ve also created a page featuring our in-depth video series about plastic injection molding and some other resources which gives importers a thorough understanding of how your suppliers are producing your goods, and if they’re using optimal polymer types and processes for your needs.

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