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Independent Testing Laboratory Adds ASTM D1894 Coefficient of Friction Testing

Companies mentioned in this article: Westpak, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak, Inc., a leading, independent third-party testing laboratory, announces the addition of Coefficient of Friction (COF) testing per ASTM D1894 to its test capability. The testing determines both the kinetic (sliding) and static (starting) coefficients of friction for plastic films, sheets and similar materials.

As part of COF testing, test specimens are conditioned in a tightly-controlled environmental chamber to specific temperature and humidity requirements per the ASTM D1894 protocol. Conditioned test samples are then mounted to a dedicated fixture coupled to a universal test machine which creates a linear force and collects test data.

"We've been testing tapes and films for many years so the COF tester complements other material test capabilities we already have," said Edmund Tang, Laboratory Manager. "Between our two sites we have six universal test frames and over 70 environmental chambers giving us lots of flexibility when we need it."

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About Westpak

Westpak, Inc., established in 1986, is a leading independent testing laboratory with facilities in San Jose and San Diego, California. Westpak laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for a wide variety of test procedures. Westpak specializes in product reliability, distribution, packaging, and related custom testing services for pharmaceutical, medical device, solar, technology and other industries. Westpak's philosophy continues to be "Integrity is the priceless ingredient in testing." Please visit

Westpak, Inc.
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San Jose, California 95119

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San Diego, California 92121

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