Vicat Softening Point

The Vicat Softening Point is used to predict the temperature at which a plastic material will soften when used in an elevated temperature application. ARDL’s capabilities for vicat softening point testing include testing under flexural load and temperature for a variety of materials. The test methods used by ARDL assist our customers with determination of the quality of their materials, help in material development and characterization of plastic materials.

Available Methods

Temperature Deflection - High-strength Thermosetting Laminates and Long Fibre-Reinforced Plastics

Plastics - Determination of Temperature of Deflection Under Load - Part 3: High-strength Thermosetting Laminates and Long-Fibre-Reinforced Plastics

ISO 75-3

Temperature Deflection - Plastics - Part 1

Plastics - Determination of Temperature of Deflection Under Load - Part 1: General test Method

ISO 75-1

Temperature Deflection - Plastics and Ebonite - Part 2

Plastics - Determination of Temperature of Deflection Under Load - Part 2: Plastics and Ebonite

ISO 75-2

Vicat Softening - Thermoplastic Materials

Plastics - Thermoplastic Materials - Determination of Vicat Softening Temperature (VST)

ISO 306 (Method A120)

Vicat Softening Point

Vicat Softening Point

Toyota TSM 0501 G

Vicat Softening Point

Standard Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position

ASTM D 648

Vicat Softening Temperature

Standard Test Method for Vicat Softening Temperature of Plastics

ASTM D 1525 (Rate B)