Chisholm Institute


Eugen Singer Plastics Resource Centre – Polymer Testing Laboratory

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

14 Aug 1995


Building K2, 121 Stud Road
Dandenong, VIC 3175


Ms Marita Kerslake P: +61 (03) 92125477


Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation


Eugen Singer Plastics Resource Centre – Polymer Testing Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Material performance evaluation of elastomers, plastics and composite products Geonets and geocomposites Peel strength; Shear strength Classical

ASTM D6392

Including Geomembrane seams
Pipe material and related products Carbon black content Muffle furnace ASTM D 4218
Reversion Classical AS 2492, 
ISO 2505
Degree of cross-linking by determination of gel content Solvent extraction

AS 2492

ISO 10147

Including Crosslinked polyethylene (PE-X) pipes
Appearance Microscopic examination AS/NZS 1462.28
Tensile properties Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control ISO 6259
Vicat softening temperature

AS 1368, AS 1462.5, ASTM D1525, ISO 306, ISO 2507-1

Plastic film and sheeting Peel strength; Shear strength Not applicable

ASTM D4437-1999

Including Geomembrane polymeric sheet
Puncture resistance Falling dart

AS 1326; AS 4347.6

Tensile properties Classical


Including Polymer film
Prepared test specimens Oxidation induction time (OIT)

ISO 11357-6

Thermal distortion Not applicable

ASTM D648 Method A

Tensile properties Classical

AS 1145.1, AS 1145.2, AS 1660.2.1, ASTM D638M, BS EN 12814-1, ISO 527-1, ISO 527-2

Including Polymeric materials, plastic pipe butt welds and external cable sheathing
Strength Izod - Impact value

ASTM D256 Methods A and E

Transition temperature Not applicable

ASTM D3418

Including Polymers
Flexing Classical

ASTM D790, ISO 178

Melt-mass flow rate (MFR) Classical

ASTM D1238, ISO 1133-1

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