Testing Services

Smithers Rapra offers independent testing services for rubber and plastic materials and products, supporting a wide variety of industry sectors.

Our services range from the chemical analysis of various types of rubbers, polymers, and plastics, to the physical / mechanical testing of materials and finished products. 

Chemical Analysis

Our comprehensive laboratory facilities and world-leading chemistry expertise enables us to undertake a wide range of analytical techniques. 

Our team tailors testing programs around specific needs, and we have a flexible approach to meeting requests; from simple material identification to more complicated requirements. Common services include;

Our laboratories are ISO-17025:2005 accredited and FDA registered.

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Physical Testing 

Our teams offer a range of physical, mechanical and electrical testing on plastics and rubber materials. We test to a variety of international standards, including ASTM and ISO. Alternatively, we can develop a custom testing program based around your project's requirements. 

Additionally, we have in-house sample preparation facilities - enabling us to test a broad spectrum of material types.

We cater to various industry sectors, including: 

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Our testing capabilities include:

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Our facilities are supported by environmental chambers, allowing us to tailor our testing to real-life conditions. 

Full service consulting

Our testing laboratories are accompanied by our consulting team, who provide full service support across every stage of the product lifecycle - from material considerations to failure diagnosis. 

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