JCS Technology has for many years provided an independent Foam testing service primarily for government agencies, military and commercial clients. This work has mainly consisted of testing individual batches of material or product intended for use on specific projects. The objective of this service is to provide accurate test results, rapidly and in a cost effective manner. The testing consists of performing a range of tests as required by the applicable specification. This has been both in the laboratory, on site at our clients facility or at one of our dedicated test sites.



Preconditioning covers the treatment of foam and foam panels prior to testing.  

Precure:- Thermal treatment to consolidate the cure

Thermal ageing- This covers the artificial ageing of a foam prior to testing. This can take from hours to months depending on the standard.

Conditioning: this stabilises the foam at the test temperature

Mechanical Testing

At JCS Technology we are able to offer a wide range of mechanical testing at a range of temperature . 

It is important to note that the list below does not cover all the testing available at JCST but should give a feel for our capabilities.


Full Program

Tensile strength and modulus with poisson’s ratio if required

Compressive strength and modulus with poisson’s ratio if required

Flexural strength and modulus both 3 point and 4 point

Shear strength and modulus using short beam for ILSS and full specimen for in-plane

Impact properties and fracture toughness

Bolt bearing strength



Chemical Testing

At JCST we are able to combining a comprehensive range of both classical wet chemistry and instrumental techniques to give the most cost effective solutions to most chemical problems.

Classical wet chemistry

The wet chemistry basically falls into two distinct areas

Using classic methods to identify chemical species

Using standard methods to isolate the chemical species under investigation and then identify the species and if necessary quantify the amount present.  Identification can be achieved by a colour change or possibly pH. The amount present can be identified by the intensity of colour although this would normally be done instrumentally or by precipitation.

Using classical methods to prepare samples for analysis by instrumental methods

Samples of metals for analysis are often dissolved in acids to enable the resulting solution to be analysed using such techniques as Atomic Absorption/emission. In this way classical methods enable the samples to be analysed in the most effective way.

Instrumental Techniques

At JCST we have a wide range of instrumental methods available to analyse your samples. Methods such as:-

  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy 
  • Gas Chromatography 
  • High performance liquid Chromatography 
  • Infrared Spectrophotometry 
  • Ultraviolet and Visible Absorption Spectrophotemetry

Physical Testing

Physical tests can cover a wide range of properties, such as

  • Filler content
  • Heat distortion Temperature
  • Wear
  • Hardness
  • Impact
  • Moisture absorption

Clearly there are many more but the above will give a feel for the sort of test than can be conducted


Environmental Testing

A  wide range of enviromental chambers are available

  • Salt spray and Copper Assisted Salt Spray
  • Industrial gasses such as Sulphur Dioxide ,Hydrogen Sulphide, Nitrogen Oxides
  • Rain
  • Dirt
  • Sand
  • Humidity
  • Temperature

Fluid Exposure.

A range of fluids from simulated fuels through to deicer fluids used in aerospace applications are available. Exposure of products and materials to fluids found in service can ensure their suitability and function.