Hardness of plastics

This test can be used to determine the hardness of plastics with the ball indentation or Shore hardness method. The test is performed at room temperature and includes three measurements per sample.

Hardness data may be used for research, development, quality control, and acceptance or rejection of the material under specifications.

Hardness is fundamentally an empirical attribute that is primarily used for control purposes, as there is no simple relationship between hardness values and fundamental material characteristics.

Suitable sample matrices
Rigid plastics with an even surface.
Required sample quantity
One A4
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Accredited test method

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First sample (Excl. VAT):
174 €
Additional samples (Excl. VAT):
84 €per sample
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