Hardness of plastics

This test can be used to determine the hardness of plastics with the ball indentation or shore hardness method. This test is done at room temperature and includes three measurements per sample. Hardness data may be used for research, development, quality control and acceptance or rejection under specifications. Hardness is fundamentally an empirical method that is primarily used for control purposes as there is not a simple relationship between hardness values and fundamental material characteristics.

Suitable sample matrices
Rigid plastics with an even surface.
Minimum sample amount
One A4
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Quality system
Accredited testing laboratory
EN ISO 2039-1 or EN ISO 868
Method expert
Ville Roininen
Ville Roininen

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155 €
First sample: 155 €
Additional samples: 75 € per sample

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