A process is provided for electrically treating a non-conductive, moldable material by inducing therein a desired electrical effect before it is molded into a desired shape. The process includes pressing, injecting or extruding a material to form a tube, film, rod or the like. The material is then electrically treating the material to induce therein a desired electrical effect. Thereafter, the at least some of the induced electrical effect within the material is permitted to relax. A detectable electrical current is generated by this relaxation. The electrical current is the analyzed and/or monitored. When practicing this invention, the creation of an induced electrical effect, relaxation thereof and analysis of the electrical current generated thereby are performed after or while the material has been, or is being, pressed, injected or extruded, but before the material is molded into its desired shape.