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Special & Polymer Testing

The Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a premier textile research institute established in 1954 at Mumbai. BTRA has sophisticated instruments for testing various materials and caters to multiple testing needs of manufacturers & suppliers of plastics, polymers, adhesives, paints, resins, rubbers, etc. The details are as follows.

  • Thermal Analysis
    Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetry(TG), Thermomechanical Analyser (TMA)
  • Identification of products, determination of melting points, glass transition temperature, analysis of fillers, evaluation of thermal stability, degradation products, combustion products, thermal history, product purity an many more
  • Fourier Transform – Infra Red(FT-IR) Analysis
    Characterisation and identification of organic compounds, polymers, wetting agents, finishing agents, binders and many more.
  • X-ray Diffraction Studies
    Identification and characterization of various materials, based on the type of crystal and its x-ray diffraction pattern
  • CV-Visible Spectrophotometer
    Purity determination and other spectrophotometer analysis
  • Gel Permeation Chromatograph
    (GPC) For determination of average molecular weights and molecular weight distribution
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
    Analysis, identification & separation of different organic compounds
  • High Performance Thin Layer Chromatograph (HPTLC)
    Used for all the chromatographic studies & impurity profiles
  • Gas Chromatograph with Electron Capture Detector (GC-ECD)
    Almost all the halogenated organic compounds are analysed.
  • Gas Chromatograph with Mass Selective Detectors (GC-MSD)
    Analysis of organic compounds which are bolatile and up to 500 molecular weight
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer Heavy metals analysis
    Detection and quantification at ppm and ppb level
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
    Studies in surface characteristics and topography, parties structure and many more
  • Evaluation of Flame Retardancy
    Measurement of oxygen requirement for a sample to burn and comparative evaluation of FR agents and chemicals.
  • Static Charge Dissipation
    Evaluates static dissipation performance of plastic films, laminates, industrial fabrics etc. and suitable for performance comparison of antistatic agents.
  • Instron – 4240 (Universal Tensile Testing Machine)
    Studies in tensile, compression, bending, shear properties and cyclic testing
  • Spectrophotometer
    Colour measurement, colour matching and specification of colour.

FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT –

The Director,
The Bombay Textile Research Association,
Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Ghatkopar (W),
Mumbai – 400 086
Tel. – 2500 3651 / Fax – 2500 0459
E-mail: btra@vsnl.com