ARDL regularly provides durometer and IRHD testing according to specified methods or customer requirements using hand held and stationary equipment to penetrate a material with a special indentor. The durometer of the material is then recorded after a specified amount of time. This testing can assist customers with determining the durometer across a surface and to ensure that the material meets a specified hardness range.

Available Methods

Barcol Indentation Hardness - Plastic Hardness Testing

Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastics by Means of a Barcol Impressor

ASTM D 2583

Hardness Testing Of Rubber

Shore A and Shore D hardness testing of rubber

DIN 53 505

International Rubber Hardness

IRHD: International Rubber Hardness Degrees

ISO 48

Pusey and Jones Indentation - Rubber

Rubber Property - Pusey and Jones Indentation

ASTM D 531

Rockwell Hardness - Plastic Hardness Testing

Standard Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

ASTM D 785

Shore A Hardness - Rubber

Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Durometer Hardness

ASTM D 2240

Shore Hardness - Physical Testing

Plastics and Ebonite - Determination of Indentation Hardness by Means of A Durometer (Shore Hardness)

ISO 868 (Type A and D)