CHARPY AND IZOD TESTING

Charpy, sometimes referred to as Charpy V-notch, and Izod tests are both performed on materials. They are used to assess impact strength or toughness of the material. This is done by measuring the forces required to fracture the material.

Our capabilities and test equipment specialise in plastics, composites, polymers and some grades of ceramics and glass.

Appropriate Charpy and Izod values are often set by individual product standards. Even if they are not, there can be commercial advantages in you publishing the strength of your product. You may also have specific applications that require specific proving. In either case, our highly experienced test engineers will work with you to select the most appropriate test methodology.

Product standards and end-user requirements are often proven using brand new products or materials. You may need to prove that your product maintains its strength and durability after a period of ageing or exposure to weather. We can complement standard Charpy or Izod testing with conditioning to simulate real-life situations.

Examples of environmental conditioning are:

CHARPY (CHARPY V-NOTCH) AND IZOD TESTING STANDARDS

ISO 179
Plastics Determination of Charpy impact properties

ISO 180
Plastics Determination of Izod impact strength

ASTM D256
Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics

CERTIFICATES AND REPORTS

We offer a range of reports and certificates to meet your requirements.

Please visit the certificates and reports page for further information.

kA Testing Facility,
John Street,
New Basford,
Nottingham,
NG7 7HL,
UK





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