Test Plaques

Test Plaques

**ARDL Notice

 ARDL is working hard to maintain supply of our certified materials & test plaques. Unfortunately, with the current logistic delays due to issues with shipping and the ongoing pandemic, ARDL may not be able to fulfill all orders at this time. In some cases, material ingredients required for compounds are delayed or not available currently and there is not a set date when they will become available. We are also experiencing situations where materials have been discontinued completely. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for these issues causing unknown lead times. For the latest updates and any questions or concerns about an order, please reach out to our Compounding/Mixing department at answers@ardl.com. We value your choosing ARDL for your slab and compound materials and hope these issues will be resolved soon.

Members of the oil and grease industry need control reference rubber compounds to evaluate the effects of changes in oil or grease composition or additive packages on rubber. ARDL is the approved source for these vital control compounds. The plaques (6″ x 6″ x 0.080″ cured rubber sheets) are produced by ARDL under carefully controlled and monitored conditions.

All materials & test plaques are certified to AMS, SAE, ISO and Mercon ATRR specifications. ARDL is a member of the National Lubrication Grease Institute.

AMS Materials and Rubber Test Slabs (Plaques) for the Oil and Grease Industry

AMS Description
AMS 3217/1C AMS 3217/1C Acrylonitrile Butadiene (NBR-H) Medium/High ACN (Current Standard)
AMS 3217/2C Acrylonitrile Butadiene (NBR-L) Low ACN
AMS 3217/2D Acrylonitrile Butadiene (NBR-L) Low ACN (Current Standard)
AMS 3217/3D Neoprene (CR)
AMS 3217/4C Viton (FKM)
AMS 3217/5B Fluorosilicone (FVMQ)
AMS 3217/5C Fluorosilicone (FVMQ)
Navy “S” Navy “S” Silicone; Silicone Rubber

SAE J2643 Polymer Plaques:  (10 Plaque Minimum)

SAE Description
ACM-1 Polyacrylate
AEM-1 Ethylene Acrylic
AEM-2 G Type, TP759
AEM-3 GLS, TP759
AEM-4 DP, no plasticizer
ECO-1 Epichlorohydrin
FKM-1 Bisphenol AF, 68% Fluorine
FKM-2 Bisphenol AF, 66% Fluorine
FKM-3 Viton GBL 600S, 68% Fluorine
FKM-4 LTFE 6400
FKM-5 Technoflon PL855 64% FI
FKM-6 BRE Tg@-9°C
FKM-7 BRE Technoflon BR9151
FVMQ-1 Fluorosilicone
HNBR-1 Hydrogenated Nitrile
NBR-1 28 ACN/Sulfur Nitrile
NBR-2 28 ACN/Peroxide Nitrile
VMQ-1 Silicone

ISO 6072 Polymer Plaques: (10 Plaque Minimum)

ISO Description
NBR-1  Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber with 28 % Acrylonitrile Content
NBR-2  Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber with 34 % Acrylonitrile Content
FKM-2 Bisphenol AF, 66% Fluorine Fluorocarbon Rubber
HNBR-1 Hydrogenated Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber with 35 % Acrylonitrile Content
EPDM Peroxide-Vulcanized Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber

ISO 13226 Polymer Plaques: (10 Plaque Minimum)

ISO Description
ACM/1X Acrylic Rubber
FKM/1 Fluoropolymer Rubber
FKM/2X Fluoropolymer Rubber
HNBR/1X Hydrogenated Acrylonitrile-butadiene Rubber
NBR 28/PX Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber

Ford Mercon ATRR Plaques: (10 Plaque Minimum)

ACM 201
AEM 500
CSM 600
FKM 400
HNBR 700

If you would like more information, pricing or to order plaques, please contact ARDL via email or by phone at (866) 778-ARDL or (330) 434-6665.

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