Wabash presses are the market-leading global standard for ensuring end-to-end integrity of plastics used in thousands of everyday products and applications. We are leaders in this market and have been for the past 50 years. We customize our presses to perform various ASTM tests on a range of plastics including:
- PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
- UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)
- LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)
ASTM D4703, for instance, spells out the standard practice for compression molding thermoplastic materials into test specimens. Our customers create test plaques to assess material density, color and other physical properties.
Petrochemical plants around the world count on Wabash and Carver presses to constantly evaluate their materials before shipping them to manufacturers — and those manufacturers often test these materials prior to using them to produce plastic parts and products.
Furthermore, with consumers around the world demanding more recyclable plastics — and nations and governments instituting measures to reduce plastic usage and waste — Wabash presses have become an essential tool to test the properties and performance of materials made from recycled plastic.