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Physical Testing of Rubber
Any of these questions and more can be answered by a physical property test of elastomers and rubber. ACE’s expansive lineup of rubber testing instruments allow our expert laboratory technicians to deliver the results you need to move your rubber products forward with confidence.
Physical Testing of Elastomers
Depending on the product, industry, and your goals, elastomer testing can be used to evaluate material properties, support quality control and research development, and to test product performance.
Basic Rubber Testing
The best way to create a plan of action is to contact ACE and consult with one of our rubber testing experts. Standard tests are always tailored to your goals, so you get exactly what you need, when you need it.
Abrasion testing is a great predictive tool that can be utilized to determine the wear characteristics of materials and potential impacts to overall performance in end application.
Adhesion testing can be utilized to characterize the strength of bonds between materials, coatings, and adhesives.
Whether it be for specification compliance or finished material application, both temperature retraction and brittleness point can help characterize a material’s low temperature properties.
The ability to compress elastomeric materials is often vital to application, with it being important to understand both static and dynamic compressive behavior.
Hardness is measured when a force is applied to the sample using an indentor and under specific conditions.
This test is used to analyze rubber and polymeric systems using time, temperature, frequency and stress in a variety of combinations to obtain viscous and elastic properties of test specimens.
It is important to both understand the way electrical charge moves through a material as well as across the material surfaces to ensure a safe and effective end application.
This test method is designed to differentiate the flame propagation characteristics of dense or cellular elastomeric compounds used in gaskets, setting blocks, shims, or spacers.
Flex fatigue helps characterize a material’s ability to withstand cyclical stresses and strains.
This specification covers flexible cellular rubber products known as sponge rubber and expanded rubber.
This standard is used to evaluate how vulcanized rubber products, or other products coated with vulcanized rubber, respond to the exposure of liquids (i.e. oils, greases, fuels, etc.) for a continuous or intermittent period of time during use.
The accelerated aging test method evaluates the changes in physical properties of vulcanized rubber when exposed to elevated temperatures.
This test method is used to determine the vulcanization characteristics of (vulcanizable) rubber compounds.
The test methods in this standard measures Mooney Viscosity, the shearing torque resisting rotation of a cylindrical metal disk (or rotor) embedded in rubber within a cylindrical cavity.
These test methods describe the procedures for determining the physical properties of O-rings and changes in these properties due to aging.
This test method determines the vulcanization characteristics of rubber compounds, using an oscillating disk cure meter.
Accelerated ozone aging helps characterize a material’s vulnerability to cracking in applications where exposure to ozone gas is likely.
This test method measures the percentage resilience of a rubber compound.
This test method is used to measure viscoelastic properties of raw rubber as well as un-vulcanized rubber compounds.
This practice covers a list of standard temperatures from which selection may be made for any specific test or test method.
Used to identify specific rubber polymers that are present in a rubber product.
This test method is used to evaluate the tear strength of common vulcanized rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers.
The test method detailed in this standard evaluates the tensile properties of thermoplastic elastomers and vulcanized thermoset rubbers.
Physical Testing Services
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With our ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Laboratory, state-of-the-art test equipment, and decades of experience in the rubber and silicone industries, ACE will work with your needs to test the physical properties of your polymer product. Our physical testing services range from rheometry to environmental simulation, and are always repeatable and precise.
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