Recycled Plastics Identification ID Testing and Analysis Service

Identify the post industrial or post-consumer plastic using our Plastic ID service at Associated Polymer Labs. We have over 30 years experience with plastics.

Using the latest Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) spectrometry technology we are able to quickly identify plastic types from the recycle stream.

  • Positive Plastic ID from your recycling
  • Identify the plastic prior to the purchase
  • Reduce the number of cases of material cross contamination during the recycling process
  • Contamination identification

Plastic Identification Service

Plastic Identification using FTIR  includes a single page summary report with the top 5 plastics found in FTIR spectra Libraries and Infrared Spectroscopy Interpretation with comments.

Do you have many samples for identification testing?

Submit your samples (Table spoon to ¼ cup is plenty) to the following address:

Include your contact information:

Company Name
City, State, Zip-code
Phone Number

Identify your recycled plastic, Fast Service!!!

Do you have 20 colors of mixed plastic in a Gaylord? We can identify the plastics, each color is a sample.

We test your samples in order of submission, many samples are tested the same day they arrive and the summary report emailed. We can also send you a text message with the summary results.

Plastic Testing and Analysis Services

Ash testing and filler amount for $75; we can identify most filler types using FTIR analysis

Plastic Density - $50 each

Melt Flow Index (MFI) on Polyethylene is $80 each

Melt Flow Index on Polypropylene (230C) is $80 each

Melt Flow Rate (ASTM D1238) or Melt Volume Rate (ISO 1133) is $200 per sample.

Percent polypropylene in polyethylene by thermal analysis of plastics is $200 per sample.

Plastic Additive Analysis using GCMS (gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy) using a single solvent, choose from four basic solvents to extract the additives from the plastic. The price for additive analysis in plastic starts at $300 per sample. Includes a summary report. Best value in the plastics industry for identification of plastic additives in your product or competitor product. Typical turnaround time is 3 business days.

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Call or email for quotation request: 
518-290-6804 or

About Us

APL is an established laboratory founded in February 1999. Corporate commitment is to help clients and associates find the right answers to specific manufacturing problems.

Address: 10 Maple Street,  Hudson Falls,  New York  12839

Phone: 1-518-290-6804


Our Services

  • Plastic Additive Analysis
  • Deformulation and Competitor Evaluation
  • Failure Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Material Composition, Identification, and Evaluation
  • New Product Development
  • Quality Assurance Programs
  • Small scale laboratory and extrusion services
  • Patent infringement services.

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