Mechanical tests

Our comprehensive range of mechanical test methods assures you reliable and meaningful data that can be applied to almost any problem or application. Put us to the test!

The UL Thermoplastics Testing Center can carry out the following mechanical tests for you. The reference standards used for each test method are listed in the right-hand table column.

The mechanical properties are determined not only by the material properties but also by the product design, which is why only finished parts can be tested for certification purposes. Mechanical tests are also performed on test specimens in conjunction with hot-air aging tests (RTI) and other conditioning methods, e.g. weathering (f1 or f2).

 

Mechanical test methods Standards
Tensile test UL 746A
ASTM D638
ISO 527-2
ASTM D412
ISO 1798
ASTM D882
ISO 527-3
Bending test UL 746A
ASTM D790
ISO 178
Tensile impact test UL 746A
ASTM D1822
ISO 8256
Izod Impact Test
UL 746A
ASTM D256
ISO 180
Charpy Impact Test UL 746A
ASTM D6110
ISO 179-1
ISO 179-2
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