TENSILE, FLEXURAL AND COMPRESSION TESTING
Tensile, flexural and compression testing is performed on products and materials. It assesses their reaction to forces being applied via pulling, bending and crushing. During the test, information such as break strength, elongation and elasticity is collected and summarised.
Appropriate tensile, flexural and compression 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 more often than not 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 tensile, flexural and compression testing with conditioning to simulate real-life situations.
Examples of environmental conditioning are:
TENSILE, FLEXURAL AND COMPRESSION TESTING STANDARDS
BS EN ISO 178
Plastics. Determination of flexural properties
BS EN ISO 527-1
Plastics. Determination of tensile properties
BS EN ISO 527-2
Plastics. Determination of tensile properties. Test conditions for moulding and extrusion plastics
BS EN ISO 527-4
Plastics. Determination of tensile properties. Test conditions for isotropic and orthotropic fibre-reinforced plastic composites
BS EN ISO 527-5
Plastics. Determination of tensile properties. Test conditions for unidirectional fibre-reinforced plastic composites
BS EN ISO 604
Plastics. Determination of compressive properties
BS EN ISO 6259-1
Thermoplastics pipes. Determination of tensile properties
Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
CERTIFICATES AND REPORTS
We offer a range of reports and certificates to meet your requirements.