Mechanical test methods

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.

 

Mechanical test methodsStandards
Tensile test with E modulus DIN EN ISO 527
DIN EN 20527
DIN 53455/53457
DIN EN 61
ASTM D638
High Speed Tensile test In-house standard
Bending test with E modulus DIN EN ISO 178
DIN EN 20178
DIN 53452/53457
DIN EN 63
ASTM D790
Impact test Izod DIN EN ISO 180
DIN EN 20180
ASTM D256
Impact test Charpy DIN EN ISO 179
DIN EN 20179
DIN 53453
ASTM D256
Penetration test DIN EN ISO 6603-2
Ball indentation DIN EN ISO 2039-1
DIN EN 53456
Rockwell hardness DIN EN ISO 2093-2
ASTM D785
Shore A and Shore D DIN EN ISO 868
DIN 53505
Tensile Impact test DIN EN ISO 8256
DIN EN 28256
DIN 53448
Tear Propagation/Separation/Shear/Take-off tests DIN 53515
DIN 53363
DIN 53356
DIN 53507
DIN ISO 34-1
ASTM D1004
ASTM D1938
Compression test
(max. 10 kN)
DIN EN ISO 604
DIN EN 20604
DIN 53454/53457
ASTM D695
Shear test ASTM D732
Tensile Creep test DIN EN ISO 899-1
DIN 53444
ASTM D2990
Flexural Creep test DIN EN ISO 899-2
DIN 54852
ASTM D2990
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