We offer a range of test fluids for rubber and plastics chemical resistance studies. The range includes oils originating from ASTM and specified by international and national standards.

The compatibility of rubber against reference oils - IRM 901 (Formerly ASTM No. 1 oil) IRM 902 & IRM 903 is a common test called for in material specifications.

The tests are often used to indicate compatibility against lubricating oils and greases, but are also a valuable quality tool to ensure consistency in rubber formulation.

ASTM Oils supplied include:
  • Smithers Rapra has oils available in 5 liter or 25 liter containers.
  • All Reference Oils are supplied with the relevant Health and Safety sheets and Certificates of Conformity.
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