Material Testing and Characterization


We can help meet all of your material testing and characterization needs. State-of-the-art polymer, composite and blend characterization techniques and equipment, a team of world-class analytical scientists, and the credibility provided by ISO-9001 certification as well as by GLP/CGMP (Good Laboratory Practices / Current Good Manufacturing Practices) registration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are all available to clients of B&A from our strategic partner for analytical laboratory services. We provide our consulting expertise in working closely with you to ensure that the most appropriate tests are performed and that their results are interpreted and utilized as effectively as possible.

Material Testing and Characterization Lab

Please contact us now at (989)631-9237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our online form to discuss your material testing and characterization needs. The first consultation session is always provided free of charge.

If you prefer to learn more about our analytical laboratory resources before you contact us, please see the further information provided below regarding the capabilities.


  • Material and molecular characterization for purity determination, identification of impurities and/or unknown components, measurement of properties, and deformulating products
    • Characterization of volatile and semi-volatile materials by Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
    • Characterization of semi-volatile and nonvolatile materials by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
    • Characterization of semi-volatile and nonvolatile materials by Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)
    • Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy
    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy (1H, 13C, 19F, 29Si)
    • Ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy
    • Characterization of volatile organic compound (VOC) levels
    • Elemental and trace metals analysis by ICP-MS and ICP-OES/AES testing
    • Quantitation of reproductive toxins including bisphenol-A (BPA) and diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) in polymer materials
    • Analysis for extractables and leachables
    • Flash point measurement
    • Evaluation of product or material stability
  • Polymer and composite material characterization
    • Additive analysis
    • Antioxidant testing
    • BPA testing
    • Color body determination
    • Extractables and leachables
    • Failure analysis
    • Material characterization
    • Thermal properties testing (glass transition temperature, melting temperature, softening temperature, specific heat, degradation temperature, degradation rate, weight loss, thermal expansion coefficient, crystallinity, crystallization, phase transitions)
    • Mechanical properties testing (yield, ultimate strength, ultimate deformation, toughness, fracture)
    • Tensile testing (yield, ultimate strength, ultimate elongation, toughness, fracture)
    • Rheological testing (viscoelastic properties, stress relaxation, melt viscosity, melt flow rate)
    • Molecular weight determination (molecular weight distribution, polydispersity)
    • Microscopy (optical microscopy, stereo microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray microscopy, transmission electron microscopy)
  • Separation techniques
    • Gas separation
    • Liquid separation
    • Determination of mixture compositions
  • Wet chemistry (such as Karl-Fischer titration)
  • Development and/or validation of analytical methods specific to your sample matrix, active ingredient and desired instrumentation
  • Assessment of compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Assessment of compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)

Call Bicerano & Associates Consulting, Inc. at (912) 235-2238
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