Smithers Rapra has a wealth of experience in determining the flexural properties of plastics materials in various forms.

We have six universal testing machines which cover a calibrated load range of 1N upto 250kN. An LVDT measuring jog ensures extension is measured as accurately as possible. The addition of environmental chambers to our machines enables us to test over the temperature range of -50°C upto 200°C.

We have extensive sample preparation facilities and on-site moulding capabilities. These give us the flexibility to test a huge variety of materials and product forms. 

Standards and Accreditation

One of the most common standards we test to is ASTM D790.

Smithers Rapra are ISO 17025 UKAS accredited to test plastic materials to BS EN ISO 178.