Rheometer Control Compound (SBR)

Rheologic Control Compound for Rheometer

Statistical process control is a fundamental key to success in today's high precision, high volume, continuous process production in the rubber and plastics industries. Instrument calibration to standard references with continual monitoring is the key to statistical process control. Without it, keeping your production on-line and on-spec is nearly impossible.

Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL) is the source for your lab's vital control material - a standard compound for Rheometer process control. This product, a certified SBR compound chosen for its reproducibility, is produced by ARDL under carefully controlled and monitored conditions. This reference material is available with certified characteristics. The following results are typical: (See note 1)


ARDL will produce this material in accordance with ASTM standard production and process controls. All raw materials will be certified to ASTM standards and to manufacturers' specifications. All production will be on certified and calibrated equipment by trained and certified technicians, under the direct supervision and control of ARDL.


This material is available in quantities of 5 pounds. All shipments will be made in protected and sealed containers. The following prices shall apply for all shipments in the contiguous United States and Canada:


  • $220.00 USD/5 lbs
  • For shipment outside the contiguous USA or Canada, please contact ARDL .
  • Shipping charges will be added to all orders


This material must be maintained at below freezing temperatures (32°F or 0°C maximum) at all times. Failure to maintain the material at below freezing temperatures may render the material unsuitable for reference use and reduce its shelf life significantly.


The standard reference compound should be warmed slowly, under ambient conditions, for 8-24 hours prior to use. Keep wrapped during warm-up to prevent condensation from forming and causing moisture absorption. ARDL recommends using the control compound for each Rheometer a minimum of once per day for routine laboratory operations and once per shift for continuous, 24-hour operations.

Warranty and Certification

ARDL certifies that this reference compound, when properly stored and used, will exhibit reproducible results as illustrated on the front page. ARDL makes no other warranty, either stated or implied.

If interested in purchasing rheometer control compound material, please contact ARDL via email or by phone at (866) 778-ARDL or (330) 794-6600.