Tensile Properties

Tensile and elongation testing measures the force required to break a specimen and the extent to which the specimen stretches or elongates to that breaking point. Tensile tests produce a stress-strain curve that is used to determine the tensile modulus.

According to ASTM, “tensile set represents residual deformation which is partly permanent and partly recoverable after stretching and retraction.” The data is often used to specify a material, to design a part that will withstand application force or to maintain quality control. ARDL provides tensile and elongation testing for rubber, thin film plastics, rigid plastics, PTFE materials and thermoplastic materials.

Available Methods

Fluid Resistance of Gasket Materials - Tensile

Fluid Resistance of Gasket Material - Tensile Properties

ASTM F 146

Latex Condoms - Tensile Properties

Natural Rubber Latex Male Condoms - Requirements and Test Methods

ISO 4074-1

Original Physical Properties - Elongation

Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers - Elongation

ASTM D 412 - Elongation

Original Physical Properties - Modulus

Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers - Modulus

ASTM D 412 - Modulus

Original Physical Properties - Tensile

Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers - Tension

ASTM D 412 - Tensile

Original Physical Properties - Tensile

Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers - Tension

ASTM D 412 - Tensile

Plastic Microtensile Specimens - Tensile Testing

Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics by Use of Microtensile Specimens (Used Mainly for PTFE Material)

ASTM D 1708

Rubber, Tensile Stress-Strain Properties

Rubber, Vulcanized or Thermoplastic - Determination of Tensile Stress-Strain Properties

ISO 37

Tensile Properties of Hard Plastics

Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

ASTM D 638

Tensile Testing - Rubber

Testing of Rubber - Determination of Tensile Strength at Break, Tensile Stress at Yield, Elongation at Break and Stress Values in a Tensile Test

DIN 53 504

Tension Properties of Nonmetallic Gasket Material

Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Nonmetallic Gasket Materials

ASTM F 152

Thin Film Plastics - Tensile Testing

Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

ASTM D 882