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 which include the thickness reduction of rubbers by slitting/buffing ensure we are able to test a huge variety of materials and product forms.

Standards and Accreditation

Smithers Rapra are ISO 17025 UKAS accredited to test rubber materials to BS ISO 34.

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