Smithers Rapra have a wealth of experience in determining the tear properties of polymeric materials in various forms.

This test measures the force required to tear a test piece, in continuation of a prepared cut or nick or completely across the width of specific test pieces. For rubber materials we are able to offer all three of the trouser, crescent and angle tear testing techniques.

Sample Preparation

The presence of our extensive samples preparation capabilities, which include the thickness reduction of rubber by slitting/buffing, ensures we are able to test a wide variety of materials and product forms.


Please contact us to discuss your needs, for more information or to request a quote.