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Materials Testing Overview

We are a professional contract laboratory providing testing and analytical services covering most aspects of mechanical, chemical and environmental testing of metals, polymers and other materials.

One of our specialities is expert failure analysis of metal and plastic products and components using optical and electron microscopy and other analytical techniques as appropriate.

Analytical services for materials identification, characterization and certification utilize the following technologies: 

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS)
  • Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA)
  • Powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS)

We offer fast service, accurate results and competitive price.

Actlabs Materials Testing is a division of Activation Laboratories - a group of companies established in 1987. As a comprehensive testing lab, Materials Testing provides a range of services from mechanical testing to chemical and failure analysis. We serve manufacturers and other clients in steel, automotive and aerospace industries.

Being part of a strong company with a leading position in modern technology and excellence, means we can provide the highest quality testing services while still maintaining the superior level of customer service our clients have come to expect. Our technical staff has access to over 94,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, as well as partnerships with specialized facilities like McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario.

In a fast paced market, we are part of one of the world's leading laboratory group, which means we are always at the forefront of innovative technologies and technical accuracy.


Activation Laboratories Ltd. | 41 Bittern Street, Ancaster, Ontario, L9G 4V5, Canada | TF: +1.888.228.5227
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