News

ARDL Hires Kylie Trumpower as Technical Advisor

May 19, 2014
ARDL Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Kylie Trumpower to its team of technical staff in the position of Technical Advisor.  Kylie graduated from The University of Akron in 2013, earning a...

ARDL Adds Atlas Ci5000 Weather-Ometer

May 01, 2013
March 18, 2015 - Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. recently installed a new Atlas Ci5000 Weather-Ometer, expanding its already extensive accelerated weathering capabilities.  This brings ARDL to a total of five on-site Xenon Arc...

ARDL’s Time Domain (TD) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Capabilities Expand to Help Meet Today’s Quality Assurance Needs

Apr 13, 2012
Determining the state of cure of elastomeric materials is becoming more and more important to today’s material development companies and parts manufacturers.  Quality Assurance Managers, Production Managers and Material Development...

ARDL Adds to Its Accreditation Independent High Pressure / High Temperature Aging, Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) Testing and Service Life Prediction Capabilities

Mar 29, 2012
Polymer engineering and material qualification for oil and gas applications is a daily challenge for engineers as they deal with ever higher pressures and temperatures at new depths and in new gases.  Akron Rubber Development Laboratory,...

ARDL Expands Its Scope of Accreditation to Include Natural Rubber Latex Protein Testing

Jul 25, 2011
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL) announces the expansion of its scope of accredited tests with the addition of the ASTM D 5712 and ASTM D 6499 standards.  The ASTM D 5712 (Standard Test Method for Analysis of Aqueous...