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IAPMO Research and Testing Laboratory Solvent Cement Testing


IAPMO R&T Lab announced today the addition of the full spectrum of plastic pipe solvent cement testing to their capabilities. The Lab can now offer its clients fully-integrated testing programs that will suit their individual product mix needs.

The new testing facilities and capabilities allow the Lab to perform testing to the following standards:

  • ASTM F656 – 02 Standard Specification for Primers for Use in Solvent Cement Joints of Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe and Fittings
  • ASTM F493 – 04 Standard Specification for Solvent Cements for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Piping and Fittings
  • ASTM D25644 – 04 Standard Specification for Solvent Cements for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Piping Systems
  • ASTM D3138 – 04 Standard Specification for Solvent Cements for Transition Joints Between Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) and Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Non-Pressure Piping Components

These increased capabilities allow the Lab to perform all the required testing  to these ASTM standards. Tests include all resin, viscosity, dissolution, stability testing, lap shear, hydrostatic burst, hydrostatic sustained testing and NSF/ANSI 61 in one facility.

“We can now run the methods and help our clients with the mandated, on-going, third-party quality control,” said Michael Briggs, manager of IAPMO’s Analytical R&T Lab. “This is another program where we can help our clients with their quality control and certification needs.”

For more information about the services offered by IAPMO R&T Lab, visit our Website at www.iapmortl.org or contact Donna Estrada, Director of Client Services at donna.estrada@iapmortl.org.

IAPMO R&T Laboratory is an independent testing, research, and  technical service agency for the plumbing and mechanical industries. IAPMO R&T Laboratory is part of The IAPMO Group’s family of companies.

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  1. Greetings !

    We have a requirement for testing PVC Solvent Cement used for plumbing of heavy duty PVC pipes as per our client requirement abroad

    1) Testing to be done as per ASTM D2564-20
    2) LAB should be ISO 17025 accreditation certificate from NABL and this testing should be in the scope.

    Kindly send us your offer along with the tests that will be carried out.

    Thanking you.

    Prabhakaran S. Nair
    +91 8888860063


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