We have the standard Izod and Charpy Instruments which enable us to test injection moulded or machined standard test pieces.
We are also able to offer a falling drop weight impact test for products or pipe samples. For plastic film materials, we can undertake a falling weight impact resistance test.
We have extensive samples preparation facilities - including a CNC machine and on-site moulding capabilities. This enables us to test a huge variety of materials and product forms.
Facilities exist to determine these properties down to the sub-ambient temperature of -60°C.
Standards and Accreditation
Smithers Rapra is ISO 17025 UKAS accredited to test plastics to the following standards:
- BS EN ISO 180 (Izod)
- BS ISO 179-1 (Charpy)
- BS 2782:Part 3:Method 352D (suitable for plastic films)
- ASTM D746