The 2717 Elastomeric O-Ring Test Fixtures can determine the physical properties of O-rings without local stress concentrations or slippage.
Non-contact extensometers offer a viable solution for testing the tensile properties of both molded or die cut elastomers, including vulcanized rubber or thermoplastic elastomers.
When testing adhesion between rubber and rigid materials, use a tension or peel procedure and follow ASTM D429 standards.
Pneumatic side action grips or mechanical elastomeric grips may be used in testing the physical properties of medical gloves, according to BS EN 455-2.
Cargo netting needs to be tested to determine the durability of the material and design in order to meet standards for different applications.
ISO 2411 tests the coating adhesion strength of wet and dry fabrics coated with natural rubber, plastics, or synthetic rubber and works best with pneumatic grips.
When determining the tensile stress-strain properties of rubber, self-tightening or pneumatic side action grips can be used with long travel or video extensometers.
For testing polymer hydrogels, use an electromechanical test system with a low force load cell, pneumatic or manual screw action grips, and a BioPuls™ Bath for realistic testing conditions.