Environmental Testing

Within our ISO 17025 laboratories, Smithers Rapra offers a wide range of environmental testing to suit various polymeric materials and combination of conditions.

Most polymeric materials are susceptible to change from factors in their environment. Smithers Rapra offers expertise in polymer performance change as a result of environmental conditions. We can advise on appropriate test methodology to suit your application.

We specialize in the test areas below and are always happy to talk to you about the suitability of particular tests. Please contact us if you have questions about the test itself or the support you need for your particular project or issue.

Environmental testing capabilities

Products and materials tested

  • Rubber, plastics and composite materials
  • Plastics – cellular, PE, PVC and GRP
  • Flexible sheet / film
  • Laminates
  • Pipes and fittings
  • Subsea connection systems
  • Cables
  • Hoses and flexibles
  • Protective clothing / coated fabrics
  • Life safety appliances
  • Harnesses and restraints
  • Paint and surface finishes