ASTM Testing

The Applied Polymer Research Center can provide ASTM type services for clients that need problem solving, testing, and characterization. The Center has a well equipped compounding laboratory with rubber mills, internal mixers, cure characterization instrumentation, cure presses and physical property characterization equipment.

  • Formulating and Mixing Rubber and Thermoplastic Compounds
  • Injection Molding and Testing of Thermoplastic Materials
  • Dynamic Cure Rheology by Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA)

A few examples

  • ASTM D412 - Rubber Properties in Tension
  • ASTM D624 - Rubber Property, Tear Resistance
  • ASTM D395 - Rubber Property, Compression Set
  • ASTM D471 - Rubber Property, Effect of Liquids
  • ASTM D638 - Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • ASTM D790 - Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics
  • ASTM D1238 - Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
  • ASTM D2084 - Rubber Property, Vulcanization: Oscillating Disk Cure Meter

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