Plastic Testing Equipment

Plastic Testing Equipment Plastics Testing Catalogue

Plastics can be tested for virtually any property ranging from durability to ease of flow. The most common testing procedures include: Shore/IRHD hardness testing, tensile testing, impact testing and melt flow index testing. NextGen Material Testing provides the widest variety of equipment for plastics' quality control testing to meet the highest of standards.Read More...

Material hardness is one of the most common properties when testing Plastics or Rubbers. Testing for the resistance to indentation follows the Shore / IRHD principles and utilizes a durometer for the testing procedure. This test determines the depth of the indentation on any given material according to ASTM D2240 and ISO 868. There are a wide variety of scales available for testing different materials in the Plastics and Rubber industry. The methods can be distinguished primarily by the dimensions of the indenter and the applicable total testing force. The NextGen's Shore/IRHD equipment range from analogue handheld systems up to fully automated Shore / IRHD testers. This allows our users to select the most appropriate instrument to measure the complete Shore/IRHD range including Shore: A, D, B, C, D0, 0, 00 and 000. Micro scales (M scale) are also available for tests on thinner and narrower testing specimens.

Tensile testing is another popular property to test in plastics. Executed by the Universal Testing Machine, the test is designed to measure both the force requirement to break the plastic specimen and the elongation of the specimen before the breaking point. Standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens are tested under controlled environment including temperature, humidity, pre-treatment and testing machine speed. The ultimate tensile strength or tensile strength at the point of fracture is measured by the force per unit area in MPa or psi. NextGen's superb variety of Universal Testing Machine and Force Stands provide the most accurate solution for all necessary requirements. NextGen's Universal Tensile Testers are capable of providing any required force along with any required grips to match your material testing needs.

Melt Flow Indexer Testing is yet another popular testing method of plastic properties. The test determines the ease of flow of a given thermoplastic polymer through a defined dimension. The testing conditions (temperatures) can vary from 125°C to 315°C. The measurement is calculated in grams per minute (g/min) and cubic centimeters per minute (cm3/min). The melt flow rate is inversely proportional to viscosity of the conditions of the test. NextGen Material Testing, Inc. has the most advanced technology of melt flow index testing for the highest accuracy paired with a user friendly interface for ease of use.

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Universal Testing Machines

Universal Testing Machines

Universal Testing Machines can be configured for static testing of multiple properties such as tensile, compression, flexure, tearing, peeling, bending and shearing tests. Check out our range of Force Stands, Electromechanical and Servo Hydraulic Universal Testing Machines.

Shore/IRHD Durometer

Shore/IRHD Durometer

The NX-01 series is a fully automatic durometer for conducting automatic Shore hardness measurements using the operation speeds, measurement loads and indenter dimensions stipulated in ISO, ASTM and other international standards.