Outsource your laboratory testing to us! American Research and Testing Inc. is a fully equipped laboratory, with diverse capabilities. Our specialties are investigative chemical analysis, custom chemical analysis, problem solving, and quality assurance testing of materials and chemical products. We serve the industrial, commercial, entrepreneurial, litigation, and insurance communities with expertise, reliable results, and easy-to-understand reports. Projects range from quality control testing per private, commercial, or government specifications, to custom experimental design for product evaluation or analysis. Materials most frequently tested are plastics, paints, adhesives, coatings, rubber, woven and nonwoven fabrics, composites, solvents, consumer products, chemicals, waxes, and cleaners. Our capabilities are not limited to these examples. Our portfolio of techniques and services are summarized below. To find out more about each category of services, follow the “Learn More” links.
If you need chemical analysis or materials testing, or would like additional information, contact us. We will gladly prepare a proposal for your project.
EPA Method 24
SCAQMD Method 304
CARB Method 310
Source-specific standards for industrial and consumer products: 40CFR59, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Ozone Transport Commission (OTC), Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium (LADCO)
Learn more about our VOC testing services.
Gravimetric / Wet Chemistry
Volumetric Methods: Acid/Base Number, Amine Value, Chelometric, Potentiometric, Redox, Water and moisture by Karl Fischer method, Weight Per Epoxy Equivalent, NCO Content
Infrared Spectrophotmetry (FTIR)
Gas Chromatography (GC-FID and GC-TCD)
Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS)
pH / Specific Ion
Ultraviolet and Visible Spectroscopy (UV-VIS)
Learn more about our analytical chemistry services.
Research, Consulting, and Problem Solving:
custom chemical analysis
investigative chemical analysis
litigation and insurance claims support
patent claims support
training manual authoring
unknown substance identification
Learn more about our problem solving and consulting services.
Adhesive Strength (180-degree peel and T-peel)
Coefficient of Friction
Flammability (small scale)
Learn more about our materials testing services.
Physical Chemistry Methods:
Density and Specific Gravity
Learn more about our physical chemistry testing services.
Specification Compliance Testing:
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)(coatings and polymer compliance, import alert eye make up)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(VOC compliance of coatings, adhesives, consumer products)
Federal Specifications, Federal Test Method Standards
Aerospace Specifications: Douglas, Boeing, Hughes, Lockheed-Martin, E-Systems, and more
Private Industry Specifications
Learn more about our regulatory and specification compliance testing services.