Technical data sheets designed to improve testing program definition

Smithers Rapra has developed a series of testing guides designed to assist materials and product engineers with the process of evaluating their products for the market.

Every testing program starts with an unanswered question. Will my product hold up to the demanding service requirements? With this polymer blend react well in high heat environments? How does my rubber product compare with similar competitive products on the market? Designing an effective testing program to provide all of the answers starts with careful selection of tests and data requirements. Smithers Rapra has developed a series of testing guides designed to assist materials and product engineers with the process of evaluating their products for the market.

Covering several different product types and a wide variety of testing techniques, the Technical Data Sheet series were developed to walk engineers through the options available to them. Most of the guides focus on organizing benchmarking studies into segments that can be chosen on an a la carte basis to fit individual studies. Whether it is benchmarking internal options that are being tested early in the development process or competitive products on the market to understand performance comparisons, the guides highlight the key analyses required to make a valuable comparison.

The technical data sheets cover:

Depending on the study that is required, the guides can simplify the process by breaking down the individual tests into manageable options.

“With the complexity of materials and constructions in polymer products today, the path to the right answer for a client’s product development challenge can be a winding road,” explains Bruce Lambillotte, General Manager of Smithers Rapra’s US chemistry and physical testing labs. “We’ve attempted to make the process simpler for our clients by providing them with a comprehensive menu of testing options.”

While many engineers can review the guides and select the right suite of testing that would support their benchmarking goals. However, Smithers Rapra’s team of experts can also review these goals to make recommendations and provide guidance throughout the testing process. Our chemistry and physical testing team can be reached through by contacting Jeremy Elliott (jellliott@smithers.com) or Brad Sellers (bsellers@smithers.com).