Polymer Analysis

Polymer and plastics chemical testing supporting the entire lifecycle including chemicals analysis of polymer raw materials, resins, plastics and composites.


Chemical testing of a plastic or polymer material can be complex but can provide valuable information on the additives used and other substances present which is important when trying to understand material performance. Additives in particular can impact the polymer physical properties, stability / stabilization and general durability over the lifecycle of the polymer material. Other substances present include catalyst residues and volatile organic contaminants (VOCs).


At Moore Analytical it is important to apply the most appropriate chemical tests to get the data you need to understand your product’s quality and performance. Moore Analytical can assist you in polymer formulation support, product development, competitor polymer material deformulation, comparative composition analysis of blends and regulatory submission data requirements. We can also provide advanced analysis for additives and fillers present. Quality control of polymer raw materials and finished, formulated, products can be achieved through a wide range of chemical tests and techniques.


Polymer Chemistry Services


Supporting the entire polymer lifecycle our teams provide information about your polymer product or raw materials including; structure, chemistry of fractions, end groups, unreacted monomer and oligomers, co-polymer content and blend composition, catalyst residues, contamination analysis, chemical trace analysis and plastics and polymers volatile organic compounds testing.


Polymer Chemical Analysis


Here at Moore Analytical we utilize a wide range of techniques including spectroscopy, microscopy and chromatography, with a combined knowledge base which includes method development and validation, and with industry standard test methods to ensure a material meets compliance requirements. We possess a wealth of troubleshooting experience and considerable failure analysis insight, as part of our broad polymer and plastic identification testing expertise. We you insight into your material’s chemical composition and 'fingerprint', helping you to understand degradation and performance over the products lifetime: invaluable for ensuring that the material is the optimum choice.


  •  Infrared spectroscopy/microscopy (FT-IR) (over 250,000 compound database)
  • Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS)
  • Pyrolysis GC/MS
  • Thermal Desorption GC/MS
  •  Evolved Gas Analysis
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Simultaneous TGA/DSC


We provide integrated polymer chemical and physical testing, consultancy and formulation support for all types of polymer materials and a range of applications such as aerospace and automotive through to packaging, medical devices and consumer products.