The 2717 Elastomeric O-Ring Test Fixtures can determine the physical properties of O-rings without local stress concentrations or slippage.
When testing adhesion between rubber and rigid materials, use a tension or peel procedure and follow ASTM D429 standards.
When testing the strength and elongation of medical gloves to uphold international and FDA standards, one has to be careful with measuring strain without damage.
Cargo netting needs to be tested to determine the durability of the material and design in order to meet standards for different applications.
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.