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2014-03-26 16:25:33

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...

2014-03-06 16:22:48

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak, Inc., a leading third-party product and package testing laboratory, was recently recertified to be in compliance with the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS) protocol. The firm's two locations first achieved certification to the international standard in 2011. The outside auditors who visited Westpak during the recertification process were impressed with the changes the company has implemented. "One of our...

2014-02-25 16:28:57

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak, Inc., a leading product and package testing laboratory, is pleased to announce that it has been a valuable contributor to its clients' product development programs for over 27 years. From new start-ups to established companies found on FORTUNE magazine's "Fortune 500" list, scores of firms have entrusted Westpak, Inc. with literally thousands of tests crucial to their new product development and launch efforts. For example,...

2014-02-03 20:20:18

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak, Inc., a local product and package testing laboratory, has added Hardness Testing to its expanding set of Material Analysis test capabilities. Using state-of-the-art equipment, Westpak evaluates the hardness of metal and plastic samples using established industry protocols ASTM E18, ASTM D785, and ISO 6508. Westpak's hardness tester determines the Rockwell hardness of test samples by utilizing indenters and force loads of 60 Kg,...

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