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The rubber testing laboratory allows us to completely know the qualities,rubber testing laboratory behaviors, and chemical compositions of rubber and silicone products used in manufacturing. Maeonlabs offers a number of physical and analytical tests that provide vital insight into these characteristics in order to help rubber industry innovation, compliance, and efficiency.

Rubber testing laboratory, which rubber testing labinclude polymer testing labs and elastomer testing rubber testing lablabs, provide a variety of services for rubber products.

Depending on the testing purpose, a rubber testing lab can perform both chemical rubber testing laboratoryand physical tests. High-quality polymer testing services performed by skilled, informed professionals offer outstanding results, whether you're evaluating a material for research and development, quality control, or to fulfill industry requirements.

An analytical and physical rubber testing rubber testing lablaboratory, such as maeonlabs, can establish rubber testingrubber testing lab laboratorya course of testing to help troubleshoot hurdles or test the strengths and limitations of a new product when it comes to research and development. Reverse engineering services can also be used to obtain a better understanding of competitive products.

Hardness Property Test


Rubber testing facilities, which include polymer testing labs and elastomer testing labs, provide a variety of services for rubber products. At Maeon Lab, we specialize in creating customized strategies to meet your specific needs.
Determination of hardness can be done for substances classified as vulcanized (thermoset) rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, cellular materials, elastomeric materials, gel-like materials, and plastics. Durometer scale is a type of measurement for rubber and plastic material hardness. Generally flexible plastic materials fall under the Scale Shore A. Hard plastics use Shore D. Hardness of other materials such as Foams and soft sponges can be checked using scales Shore OO and by scale Asker C.
IRHD International Rubber Hardness Degrees – Like Shore Scale - is a measure of Hardness of elastomeric materials. In this method, a spherical indentor, indents the sample under a minor and major load. The differential indentation depth is measured and reported directly in IRHD UNITS. IRHD-Micro is used for measuring specimens of lower thickness.
Hardness
RU1ME-1 Hardness (Durometer) ASTM D 2240, ISO 48, IS3400 P23, JIS K6253 P3
RU1ME-2 Rockwell Hardness ASTM D1415, ISO 48, IS 3400 P2, JIS K6253 P2

Stress Strain Property Test

The compression set taking place under constant stress / strain in media / air is evaluated. The test is intended to measure the ability of rubber to retain elastic properties after prolonged.
Testing for the property of tear resistance of thermoplastic elastomers and conventional vulcanized thermoset rubber are performed in MAEON laboratories using different shapes of specimens as per the standard chosen.
Stress
RU1ME-3 Tensile strength ASTM D412, ISO 37, IS3400 P1, JIS K6251
RU1ME-3 Elongation@Break ASTM D412, ISO 37, IS3400 P1, JIS K6251
RU1ME-4 Tear Strength ASTM D 624, ISO 34, IS3400 P12, P17, JIS K6252

Compression Property Test

The compression set taking place under constant stress / strain in media / air is evaluated. The test is intended to measure the ability of rubber to retain elastic properties after prolonged compressive stress.
This test determine the compression-deflection characteristics of rubber material other than those usually classified as sponge rubber and hard rubber.
Compression
RU1ME-5 Compression Set ASTM D 395, ISO 815 P1, IS 3400 P10, JIS K6262
RU1ME-7 Compression Defection ASTM D 575, ISO 7743
RU1ME-7 Modulus Property ASTM D 575, ISO 7743

Compression Property Test II

This standard specifies two methods for determining the decrease in counterforce exerted by a test specimen of vulcanized rubber or thermoplastic elastomer which has been compressed at a constant deformation under specified conditions of time and temperature.
These test methods cover procedures used to evaluate the tensile (tension) properties of vulcanized thermoset rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers. These methods are not applicable to ebonite and similar hard, low elongation materials.
Compression
RU1ME-12 Compression Stress Relaxation ASTM D6147, ISO 3384, IS3400 P28, JIS K6263
RU1ME-13 Tension set ASTM D412, ISO 2285, JIS K6273
RU1ME-13 Permanent Set ASTM D412, ISO 2285, JIS K6273

Adhesion Property Test


The test method is used to determine the adhesion strength between plies of fabric bonded with rubber or the adhesion of the rubber layer in items made from rubber, and attached to other material.
Determination of Adhesive strength of rubber to rigid materials, such as Metal, Plastics. Different Standard test samples are prepared for Adhesion test, based on each application or as per product application.
Adhesion

RU1ME-8

Adhesion to a Rigid

ASTM D 429, ISO 813, ISO 814, JIS K6256, IS3400 P14
RU1ME-8 Adhesion to a flexible Substrate ASTM D 429, ISO 813, ISO 814, JIS K6256, IS3400 P14

Abrasion Resistance Test


This test measures the abrasion resistance of rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers during the performance under abrasive condition. The method involves moving a specimen across the surface of a rotating drum with an abrasive sheet.
Abrasion

RU1ME-9

Abrasion Resistance (Rotary Drum Abrader)

ASTM D5963, ISO 4649, IS3400 P3, JIS K6264 P2

Impact Property Test


The property of Resilience of rubber is a function of its dynamic modulus and internal friction. The test can be performed to determine the impact resilience of solid rubber by measurement of vertical rebound of a standard dropped mass.
Impact

RU1ME-11

Rebound Resilience Vertical

ASTM D2632, IS3400 P11

Material Property Test


This test is of prime importance for the Identification of material. It is also used to indicate us the physical changes if any, loss of plasticizers, absorption of solvent or because of any other cause.
Material

RU1MT-1

Density

ASTM D297, ISO 2781, IS3400 P9, JIS K6268

Material Property Test II

Material
RU1MT-2 Paint Staining ASTM D925, ISO 3865
RU1MT-2 Surface Staining ASTM D925, ISO 3865

Low Temperature Property Test

Polymeric materials get hard and brittle when subjected to low temperatures. Evaluations of characters on low temperatures are carried out at Maeon laboratories
Rubber crystallises and stiffens at low temperature. The study of temperature of retraction of rubber gives an idea of performance characteristics at subzero temperatures.
The compression set taking place under constant stress / strain in media at low temperature conditions. The test is intended to measure the ability of rubber to retain elastic properties after prolonged compressive stress
Low
RU1ME-6 Compression Set at Low Temperature ASTM D 1229, ISO 815 P2, JIS K6262
RU1TE-6 Retraction at Low Temperatures ASTM D1329, ISO 2929, JIS K6261
RU1TE-5 Low Temperature testing ASTM D2137, ISO 812, JIS K6261

Chemical Property Test

Rubber products are used under/exposed to Chemicals, Oils, Greases, Fuels and other fluids. The Rubber material undergo deterioration on contact with these substances. The effect of such contact on physical properties can be evaluated.
Chemical

RU1TE-2

Oil Resistance Properties

ASTM D 471, ISO 1817, IS3400 P6, JIS K6258
RU1TE-3 Water Absorption of Rubber ASTM D 471, ISO 1817, IS3400 P6, JIS K6258
RU1TE-4 Fuel / Chemical Resistance of Rubber ASTM D 471, ISO 1817, IS3400 P6, JIS K6258

Electrochemical Tests


Rubber product is a composite of polymer with a number of compounding ingredients formulated for every specific property requirements. The effect of chemical degradation occurring due to passage electric current is studied in the ECD test. Both test material and products are subjected to the test for evaluation.
Electrochemical
RU1EC-1 Electrochemical tests SAE J1684

Weathering Behaviour Test


A weathering test is a system for determining weathering characteristics of materials and coatings. Such tests are used to predict durability or to monitor changes in mechanical properties during weathering of materials.
MAEON Laboratory has facility for accelerated weathering - The process of weathering is accelerated through the use of specially designed weathering chambers. Gas-discharge lamps (e.g. xenon arc lamps) or fluorescent lamps are used to simulate/accelerate the effects of sunlight.
Both methods are based on regular monitoring of characteristics reflecting an aging process like:Mechanical properties, Elongation at break, Tensile properties, Impact strength also the Visible characteristics Crack formation, Chalking, Changes in colour or gloss.
Weathering
RU1WE-3 Weathering Resistance by Xenon and Fluorescent UV ASTM G154, ASTM G155, ISO4892, ASTM D750

Ozone Property Test

The determination of resistance to cracking of rubber products when exposed to ozone under dynamic strain condition is measured.
Deterioration of rubber properties occur when exposed to Ozone atmosphere. The resistance of rubber to specific ozone concentration is determined under a specific tensile strain and temperature
This test estimates the resistance of Rubber products to the effects of ozone cracking and outdoor weathering. The test can be performed on moulded or extruded soft rubber materials and sponge rubber such as weather strips etc.
Ozone
RU1WE-1 Ozone Cracking Static ASTM1149, ISO 1431, IS3400 P20, JIS K6259
RU1WE-1 Ozone Cracking Dynamic ASTM1149, ISO 1431, IS3400 P20, JIS K6259
RU1WE-2 Ozone Cracking Outdoors ASTM D1171

Ageing Property Test


Polymer, Plastics and Rubber, undergo changes both Physically and chemically – MAEON laboratories can conduct tests to quantify the property changes during the ageing tests under Heat, Oxygen, fuel, oils, chemicals etc.
Ageing

RU1TE-1

Accelerated air ageing

ASTM D 573, ISO 188, IS3400 P4, JIS K6257
RU1TE-1 Heat ageing tests ASTM D 573, ISO 188, IS3400 P4, JIS K6257

Flammability Property Test


The flammability properties of material when subjected to a small open flame is studied under different orientations, to evaluate its behaviour usage conditions.
Flammability

RU1FL-1

Flammability

FMVSS302, IS15061, ISO 3795, MS300-08, UL94

Electrical Tests

Many of the applications of Rubber materials involve measurement of electrical properties of Composites, some have been listed above.
Electrical
CP1EL-1 Volume Resistivity and Surface Resistivity of composites ASTM D257
CP1EL-2 Dielectric Constant and Dissipation Factor of composites ASTM D150
CP1EL-3 Dielectric Strength of composites ASTM D149

Analytical Test

The polymers in a given material or product can be determined by Infrared spectrophotometry. The infrared spectrum of the test specimen is superimposed on a reference spectrum and compared for determination of polymer used
We offer testing of plastics for the determination of Transition temperatures, such as Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers – including Tm, Tg, Tc. Other measurements from DSC include Thermal stability, Decomposition temperature, Oxidative Induction Times etc.,
The composition of compound of rubber / plastics such as Low boiling fractions, polymer, carbon and fillers are quantitatively determined by TGA – Thermogravimetry. A small mass of test sample is subjected to controlled heating under specific environment and the mass loss over a temperature range is measured.
Analytical
RU1MT-4 FTIR ASTM D3677, ISO 4650, JIS K6230
RU1MT-7 TGA ASTM D6370, ISO 9924, JIS K6226, ASTM E1131
RU1MT-8 DSC ASTM D3418, ISO 22768, JIS K6240

Raw Material Test


Rubber products and compounds are analysed for type of polymer and quantity of polymer. Qualitative and quantitative determination of non-rubber constituents are carried and some of the tests carried out are listed above
Raw

RU1MT-9

Chemical Analysis of Rubber and compounding ingredients

ASTM D297, ISO 1407, IS7086, ASTM D4574, ASTM D6739, ASTM D4571, JIS K6228

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