ASTM D395, ASTM D575, and ASTM D6147
Methods for testing properties in compression can vary for the most basic testing of compression set to the highly engineered requirements of compression stress relaxation.
ASTM D395 measures a rubber compounds ability to perform in certain applications under a specified static compression. Relevant applications include seals, dampers, and mountings. ASTM D575 can be utilized to further investigate the stiffness of rubber materials. ASTM D6147 evaluates the force decay associated with a material whilst under constant compression. As with most physical testing, compression tests are often run after various conditionings including accelerated hot air oven aging and fluid agings.
ACE offers a full range of rubber and synthetic compound testing. If you are interested in a test method that is not shown, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your testing needs.