Laboratory Testing Services
Smithers Rapra offers independent, third party testing and consulting services for rubber and plastic materials and products to support a wide variety of industry sectors including Automotive, Medical and Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas, and Tire and Wheel among others.
Our services range from chemical analysis of various types of rubbers, polymers, and plastics to physical / mechanical testing of materials and finished products.
Through chemical analysis, our scientists examine the chemical properties of numerous materials and compounds while our material and product testing engineers are highly experienced in analyzing the physical properties of those materials and the performance of finished products while in service. We test to a wide variety of standard industry protocols including ASTM, SAE, ISO and FMVSS.
Discover all our Material Testing and Analysis and Product Testing services.
Our analytical laboratories are used independently for data only projects or combined with other areas of our technical consulting services for comprehensive projects. Analytical services typically support the following activities throughout the product lifecycle:
- Materials selection
- Product development
- Compound reconstruction / formulation
- Service life prediction
- Quality assurance
- Process improvements
- Technical specification compliance
- Failure analysis
- Forensic investigation
- Expert witness service
Certifications and Accreditations
All Smithers Rapra laboratories are ISO 17025 accredited and certified to conduct numerous industry standard protocols. Our scientists and engineers are also highly experienced in conducting custom test programs for clients, including material suppliers, processors, manufacturers and end users.