274-276 Wickham Road, Highett, VIC 3190 Australia

Composite Testing

Composite Testing

At ExcelPlas, our composite testing experts are competent in ASTM and ISO testing of composites and have several years of experience in testing composites and nanocomposites (e.g. GFRP, CFRP, CNT-RP, etc.), thermoset and thermoplastic resins, films and adhesives.

As the leaders in Material Characterization, QA/AC, and Failure Analysis, we have the ability to produce accurate and fast results using state-of-the-art testing equipment.

The services offered by our NATA-accredited test laboratories in Melbourne, Australia are independent and confidential.

Chemical Characterization
Mechanical Characterization
Oxygen Index (ASTM D2863) Tensile – Composite Materials (ASTM D3039, ASTM D7205)
Acetone Test (EPT78) Tensile – Reinforced Thermosetting Plastics (ASTM D5083)
FTIR (ASTM E1252, E168) Tensile – Sandwich Constructions (ASTM C297)
VOC (ASTM D3530) Ply Adhesion – Composites (ASTM F904)
Chemical Compatibility (ASTM D543) Ply Adhesion – Geo-composites (ASTM D7005)
EDAX Analysis Flexural (ASTM D7264)
Izod Impact Test – Notched (ASTM D256)
Izod Impact Test – Unnotched (ASTM D4812)
Fatigue (ASTM D3479)
Physical Characterization
Thermal Characterization
Hardness – Barcol (ASTM D2583) DSC – Tg  (ASTM D5028, ASTM D7426)
Burn Test (ASTM D1603, ASTM D 3171, ASTM D2584) DSC – Melting/Crystallization (ASTM D3418)
Gel Time (ASTM D2471, ASTM D3532) TGA (ASTM D6370)
Void Content (ASTM D2734) Heat Deflection (ISO 75)
Thickness of corrosion barrier (ASTM D4762) Thermal Expansion
Abrasion (ASTM D4060)
QUV (ASTM G154, ASTM D4329, D4587, ISO 4892
Flammability (UL 94)
Solids Content (ASTM D3529)
Density (ASTM D792)
Failure Analysis

ExcelPlas is able to conduct failure analysis of composite materials using sophisticated techniques including:

  • X-Ray Microscopy Facility for Imaging Geo-materials (XMFIG)

and Ultrasonic analysis including:

  • Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)
  • Time-of-Flight Diffraction (TOFD)



274-276 Wickham Road

Highett, VIC

3190, Australia

Phone:  +61 3 9532 2207

Working hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 – 18:00

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed