Impact Testing

ARDL is a trusted source for a variety of ISO, ASTM and other impact test specifications for plastic materials. Customers choose ARDL to perform impact testing on rigid materials using methods such as IZOD Impact, Charpy Impact, Gardner Impact and more. Our test lab provides the equipment and environmental conditions needed to ensure that your material will meet the spec and impact situations in the field.

Instrumented Impact Testing is designed to provide load versus deformation response of plastics under essentially multiaxial deformation conditions at impact velocities. It further provides a measure of the rate sensitivity of the material to impact.  ARDL provides load and displacement sensor measurements to aid in material selection and design.

Available Methods

IZOD Impact - Notched

IZOD Impact - Notched - Amendment 2 Precision Data

ISO 180

Charpy Impact

Determination of Charpy Impact Properties Part 1 - Noninstrumented Impact Test

ISO 179 - 1 - Plastics

Gardner Impact

Standard Test Method for Impact Resistance of Flat, Rigid Plastic Specimen by Means of a Striker Impacted by a Falling Weight (Gardner Impact)

ASTM D 5420

Impact Resistance for PVC Building Products

Impact Resistance of Rigid Poly Chloride} {PVC} Building Products

ASTM D 4226

Impact Resistance of Plastics - Unnotched Cantilever Beam

Unnotched Cantilever Beam Impact Resistance of Plastics

ASTM D 4812

Impact Testing of Playground Equipment

Impact Attentuation of Surfacing Materials Within the Use Zone of Playground Equipment

ASTM F 1292

Izod Impact

Standard Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics Part 1 - Noninstrumented Impact Test Part 2 - Instrumented Impact Test

ASTM D 256