​Lab and Testing Facilities

NOVA Chemicals' Testing Services laboratories have a broad range of capabilities to assist in identifying innovative technical solutions for our customers’ business. The laboratories are fully resourced to provide timely, cost-effective, accurate, and reliable testing. Our Centre for Performance Applications laboratories are approved by various regulatory bodies to generate the appropriate data required for certification, thereby reducing the time it takes to qualify and commercialize new products.

Our Capabilities

Our labs and test facility equipment ranges from laboratory to commercial-scale for product quality and performance evaluation. We are able to simulate, troubleshoot, and optimize our customers’ operating conditions for the following:

  • Blown or cast film, mono-layer or co-extruded
  • Injection molding
  • Rotational molding
  • Blow molding
  • Compounding
  • Converting (VFFS, shrink, caps and closures)

Testing Capabilities

  • Molecular and compositional characterization
  • Morphological and high-resolution microscopic characterization
  • Rheological characterization
  • Elemental analysis
  • Structure analysis
  • Additive characterization
  • Thermal analysis
  • Physical property testing
  • Barrier testing
  • Caps/Closure testing