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IPC Reliability Forum, April 26-27, 2017 Chicago, IL

March 9, 2017

The IPC Reliability Forum will be taking place on April 26 and 27, 2017 in Chicago at the Hyatt Rosemont.  NTS Vice President Renee Michalkiewicz will be presenting “Fresh Perspective on Test” on Thursday afternoon. To learn more and sign...

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Reusable Shopping Bag Mandates and Your Polymer Testing

January 19, 2017

Plastic bags have an undeniable impact on our environment, and it’s not for the better. Up to 300 million plastic bags find their way from the U.S. to the Atlantic Ocean each year, where they cause harm to countless sea...

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California Plastic Bag Testing for SB 270

January 3, 2017

In November, voters in California approved Proposition 67 which bans single-use carryout plastic bags statewide, but allows Reusable Grocery Bags. Pursuant to the passage of Prop 67, the Reusable Grocery Bag Reporting System (RGBRS) was developed to facilitate submission of...

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Automotive Paint Testing

December 6, 2016

by Katie Higgs, Special Projects Manager, NTS Baltimore From door dings to bird excrement, automotive paint must be durable and long-lasting. To ensure quality standards are met and untimely defects are prevented, manufacturers often have a list of required tests...

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MIL-STD-810 Testing for Fitness Armband

July 19, 2016

While the majority of NTS MIL-STD-810 testing is conducted on products for use in the defense sector, we often provide this testing for consumer product developers who want to demonstrate their products “ruggedness”. One recent example is Armpocket of Miami,...

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Microbial Challenge Testing: Determine Fungicide Levels For Your Material Formulation

June 22, 2016

The Microbial Challenge Test is commonly employed to determine the effectiveness of fungicides used in many products such as paints, plastics, wood, fabrics, footwear, finishes, etc… Once such test method comes from ISO 846 “Plastics – Evaluation of the action...

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Failure Analysis: A Road Map – Featured in InCompliance Magazine

June 6, 2016

NTS Baltimore Operations Manager Keith Sellars article “Failure Analysis: A Road Map” is the cover article of this months InCompliance Magazine! Head on over to InCompliance to check it out, then contact us to discuss your most recent challenges and...

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Solar Radiation Testing in Accordance with Method 505 of MIL-STD-810

May 17, 2016

  Solar radiation (sunshine) testing is one of the basic tests required for any military equipment planned to be deployed in the open and therefore subject to direct radiation from the solar source. The effects of this radiant energy can...

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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Capability Expansion at NTS

May 16, 2016

  NTS Baltimore announces the addition of the new JOEL InTouchScopeTM JSM-6010LA Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with fully integrated expanded EDS (energy dispersive X-ray analyzer). This research-grade SEM provides high resolution imaging and a range of acceleration voltages in both...

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Testing for UL Recognition – A Step by Step Guide

May 7, 2016

Leading Companies Choose NTS for UL Testing NTS Anaheim and a number of other NTS laboratories offer UL Engineering and Administrative Client Agent Services and Testing to help you achieve UL Recognition for your product. NTS Anaheim is the ONLY...

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