Testing Capabilities –
Continuous Insulation

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Diverse testing capabilities from product creation to validation. Our technical abilities drive our industry-leading, best practice GreenGirt Composite Metal Hybrid (CMH) & SMARTci continuous insulation systems.





Static Structural Testing

Tensile – Applies tensile (pulling force to a material and measures the specimen’s response to the stress.

Compression – Determines a material’s viscoelastic behavior under applied crushing loads, and are typically conducted by applying compressive pressure to a tested specimen.

Fastener Pull-Out & Torque Behavior

Flexural – Measures the behavior of materials subjected to simple beam loading.

Shear – Designed to apply stress to test sample so that it experiences a sliding failure along a plane that is parallel to the forces applied.

Creep – Determines the amount of deformation a material experiences over time.

Dynamic Structural Testing

Fatigue – Applying cyclic loading to your test specimen to understand how it will perform under similar conditions in actual use.

Dynamic Impact – Assess the integrity of composite materials, providing valuable insight into the impact-resistance contributing to the optimization of material performance.

Dynamic Mechanic Analysis (DMA) – Characterizes a material’s properties as a function of temperature, time, frequency, stress, atmosphere or a combination of these parameters.

Hardness: Barcol, Shore A&D – Characterizes the indentation hardness of materials through the depth of penetration of an indentor, loading on a material sample.

Full Scale Testing – Tests all combined relationships of the critical elements of the structure in the most realistic manner.

Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) – Used to determine a material’s thermal stability and its fraction of volatile components by monitoring the weight change that occurs as a sample is heated at a constant rate.

Rheological Analysis – Measures the deformation of matter under the influence of imposed stress and analyzing the internal response of materials to forces.

DSC Testing

Transition Temperatures – Technique to evaluate material properties such as glass transition temperature, melting, crystallization, specific heat capacity, cure process, purity, oxidation behavior, and thermal stability.

Oxidative Induction Time (OIT) – Uses a differential scanning calorimetry to predict the thermo-oxidative resistance of a material.

Specific Heat Capacity – The DSC measures specific heat capacity by heating a sample and the temperature difference between the sample and a reference.

Thermography Infrared (IR) Imaging Analysis – Surface temperature variations and measured and recorded by using infrared video and still cameras.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Project Specific Analysis (FEA) – Every A2P project is examined with its specific live and dead loads and cladding attachment for stress and deflection in crosswise and lengthwise directions. Unique setups such as those involving cantilevers, temperature-dependent material properties, and any other anomalies are also assessed.

Coupled Thermal Stress Analysis – Solves the conjugate heat transfer project with the simulation calculation of thermal conduction, convection, and radiation.

Thermal Analysis – Allows detailed temperature and heat-flow mapping and can be combined with mechanical analysis in multi-physics thermo-mechanical simulations.

Hygrothermal Modeling (WUFI) – Analyzes the movement of heat and moisture through a building over time at specific climate conditions.

ASTM E283: Air Leakage – Determines the air leakage rates of exterior windows, doors, skylights, and curtain walls, under specified differential pressure conditions across the specimen.

ASTM E330: Air Penetration – Evaluates the structural performance of exterior windows, doors, skylights, and curtain walls under uniform static air pressure differences.

ASTM E331: Water Penetration – Determines the water penetration resistance of exterior windows, doors, skylights, and curtain wall when water is applied using a calibrated spray apparatus while simultaneously applying uniform static pressure to opposite sides of the test specimen.

ASTM D6904: Wind-Driven Rain – Evaluates the ability of coatings to resist the passage of water through masonry block when exposed to water spray and air pressure.

Densimeter – Measures specific gravity and density of materials.

Colorimeter – Measures the absorbance and transmittance of light as it moves through a sample.

Environmental Chamber Analysis – Manipulates the environmental conditions of an enclosed space to run controlled performance and thermal cycling tests.

ASTM E1354 Cone Calorimeter – Determines the amount of heat released from a burning product.

NFPA 285 – Test method for determining the fire propagation characteristics of exterior wall assemblies and panels.

Limited Oxygen Index – Determines O2 concentration to support combustion of solid materials.

Loss on Ignition – Determination of the mass loss from solid combustion residues upon heating in an air or oxygen atmosphere to a prescribed temperature.

ASTM E84* – The ASTM E84 fire test is used to measure a material’s surface burning characteristics.

UL 94 – This test measures the self-extinguishing time of a vertically oriented polymer specimen.

*Conducted by third-party

**Tests are third-party verified

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