Impact strength of plastics

Impact strength can be measured from rigid plastics with the Charpy to Izod methods. In these tests, a pendulum is used to break down the sample specimen. In both tests, 10 specimens are tested per material. This product covers impact testing with either Charpy or Izod method. Tests are performed with or without a notch. The most significant difference between the Charpy and Izod tests are that in the Izod test, the specimen is placed vertically and the notch is on the pendulum's side. The specimen of the Charpy test, in turn, is horizontal and the notch is on the opposite side of the pendulum. Sample preparation can be bought separately.

Suitable sample matrices
Rigid plastics and composites. Not suitable for films.
Minimum sample amount
10 standard sized samples
Typical turnaround time
2 weeks after receiving the samples
Quality system
Accredited test method, Accredited testing laboratory
Device families
ISO 179 or ISO 180
Method expert
Ville Roininen
Ville Roininen

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222 €
First sample: 222 €
Additional samples: 143 € per sample

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