Exciting news from American Research and Testing Inc! We will be exiting the testing business this summer, due to a long-planned retirement. We will accept our final project on June 30. Contact us by email for a quote.

Laboratory Services Offered

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.

VOC Testing:
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.

Chemical Analysis:
Wet Chemistry:
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
Instrumental Analysis:
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)
ASTM Methods
Learn more about our analytical chemistry services.

Research, Consulting, and Problem Solving:
custom chemical analysis
investigative chemical analysis
failure analysis
literature search
litigation and insurance claims support
patent claims support
regulatory search
SDS development
training manual authoring
unknown substance identification
Learn more about our problem solving and consulting services.

Materials Testing:
Abrasion Resistance
Adhesive Strength (180-degree peel and T-peel)
Coefficient of Friction
Flammability (small scale)
Impact Strength
Tear Strength
Learn more about our materials testing services.

Physical Chemistry Methods:
Boiling Point
Density and Specific Gravity
Melting Point
Surface Tension
Vapor Pressure
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
Military Specifications
Aerospace Specifications: Douglas, Boeing, Hughes, Lockheed-Martin, E-Systems, and more
Private Industry Specifications
Learn more about our regulatory and specification compliance testing services.