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Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc. ("CPG") is a contract research laboratory that specializes in providing polymeric materials services for clients worldwide. Headquartered in Boston, MA, our researchers are experts in a broad range of scientific fields, including chemical, electrical, biomedical and mechanical engineering, materials science, and biology. For over 15 years, we have provided a single source solution for polymeric research. 

CPG's core competencies include property enhancement, test methodology development, radiation chemistry, rheology, failure analysis and blends formulations. Our work can be found in a range of industries including biomedical, resin manufacturers and processors, consumer products, gels, adhesives, food products, and inks.

The services and products we offer range from full service consultation on material development to providing more traditional testing results. We offer a line of analytical instruments for polymer characterization and can design custom instrumentation for clients.

Our specific expertise includes

  • hydrogels
  • polymer identification
  • trace compound identification
  • medical device analysis
  • cleanline validation
  • formulation development
  • root cause analysis
  • biopolymers
  • accelerated aging
  • synthetic tissue models

Laboratory Services:

We regularly work with ASTM
and ISO standard
. A subset of the tests we perform is below.

  • D256 Izod
  • D543  Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
  • D570  Water Absorption of Plastics
  • D638  Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • D695  Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
  • D792  Density
  • D822  Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
  • D1238  Melt Flow Rates
  • D1331  Surface and Interface Tension
  • D1505  Density
  • D1876  Peel Resistance
  • D1894  Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction
  • D2240  Durometer Hardness
  • D2343  Tensile Properties of Glass Fiber Strands
  • D2765  Gel Content and Swell Ratio
  • D2857  Dilute Solution Viscosity
  • D3330  Peel Adhesion
  • D3359  Adhesion
  • D3465  Purity of Monomeric Plasticizers
  • D3759  Breaking Strength and Elongation
  • D3826  Degradation in Polyethylene and Polypropylene
  • D3418  Transition Temperatures of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • D3850  Thermal Degradation of Solid Electrical Insulating
  • D3895  Oxidative-Induction Time
  • D4065  Dynamic Mechanical Properties
  • D4603  Inherent Viscosity of PET
  • D5946  Water Contact Angle Measurements
  • D5024  Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In Compression
  • D6474  Molecular Weight Distribution
  • D6645  Methyl (Comonomer) Content in Polyethylene
  • D6862  90 Degree Peel
  • D7084  Determination of Bulk Crush Strength of Catalysts
  • D7271  Viscoelastic Properties of Paste Ink Vehicle
  • F648 UHMWPE
  • F451 Bone cement
  • F2214 Swell Ratio
  • F2102 Oxidation Index
  • F2003 Oxygen bomb aging
  • F640 Radiopacity
  • F316 Bubble point
  • E637 Fatigue Crack
  • E1952  Thermal conductivity
  • E2009 Oxidation onset

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