Test Plaques

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 3217/2D Acrylonitrile Butadiene (NBR-L) Low ACN (Current Standard)
AMS 3217/3C Neoprene (CR)
AMS 3217/4C Viton (FKM)
AMS 3217/5B 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
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.