SPE WEBINAR: 3 Challenges of Testing Plastics

Plastics Weathering – From Basic Principles to Recent Developments in Technology and Standardization<

SPE Webinar

3 Challenges of Testing Plastics

September 28, 2023; 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT

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The world of plastics is constantly evolving, with new applications such as high-performance polymers, additive manufacturing, and bioplastics continually emerging to transform the field. Common to all applications - old and new - is the importance of mechanical testing that ensures manufacturers are producing quality products. In this webinar we'll be discussing the specific challenges of testing plastics, the importance of repeatable and reliable mechanical testing results, and what you can do to improve your results.


  • Overview of recent changes in key standards
  • Factors that influence test results – solutions and troubleshooting tips
  • How to increase laboratory efficiency and throughput to improve test times

About the Speakers

Sammi Sadler
Applications Engineer

Sammi Sadler is an Applications Engineer at Instron with a focus in plastics. This role requires her to stay up to date on all the latest standards and best practices to help customers improve and optimize their static testing setups.

Stephanie Williams
Senior Product Specialist

Stephanie Williams is a Senior Product Specialist for Instron’s melt flow, rheometers, HDT, Vicat, impact drop towers, and pendulum testing systems.

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