Standard Material Testing

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MDR – ASTM D5289

• Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Vulcanization Using Rotorless Cure Meters
• Alpha Premier MDR & Alpha MDR 2000
• Our MDR instruments are the front line of quality control. MDR testing provides rapid feedback on the cure characteristics of every batch we mix.

Mooney Viscometer– ASTM D1646

• Standard Test Methods for Rubber—Viscosity, Stress Relaxation, and Pre-Vulcanization Characteristics (Mooney Viscometer)
• Alpha Premier MV & Monsanto M1500
• The Mooney viscometer is a staple of any rubber lab. This instrument provides our customers with critical data such as scorch, viscosity, and stress relaxation of a compound.

Alpha Premier MDR

Additional Testing Capabilities

ODR – ASTM D2084

• Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Vulcanization Using Oscillating Disk Cure Meter
• Monsanto R100
• Yes, we still maintain an ODR. THE original rheometer for rubber vulcanization properties has disappeared from most rubber labs, we will continue to maintain our instrument for as long as our customers request it.

FTIR- Various ASTM Methods

• Perkin Elmer Spectrum II
• Our development capabilities were significantly strengthened in 2022 by adding the ability to identify polymer types, fillers, and additives. The FTIR allows us to differentiate between polymers and filler types.

Specific Gravity/Density – ASTM D 297

• Standard Test Method for Rubber Chemicals—Density
• Mettler Toledo XS64 (x2)
• Specific Gravity/Density is one of the most important pieces of data for our customers. This value gives our customers confidence in the composition consistency of the materials we produce.

Compression Set – ASTM D395

• Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property—Compression Set
• Compression set tests are intended to measure the ability of rubber compounds to retain elastic properties after prolonged action of compressive stresses.

Tensile/Elongation - ASTM D412

• Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers—Tension
• Alpha AT10 & TechPro TensiTech
• Tensile and Elongation properties are key physical properties customers rely on to ensure the material will withstand the operating conditions required. Our new Alpha AT10 is a state-of-the-art tensile tester which provides our customers with the most accurate results possible.

TGA – ASTM D6370

• Standard Test Method for Rubber—Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry (TGA)
• Perkin Elmer TGA8000
• We were thrilled to add TGA capabilities to Pinnacles portfolio in 2022. The data gathered from this testing is incredibly powerful in the developmental process when benchmarking existing materials.

Tear Resistance – ASTM D624

• Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
• This test method describes procedures for measuring a property of conventional vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic elastomers called tear strength. Currently we can offer Tear Die C.

Air Aging – ASTM D573

• Standard Test Method for Rubber—Deterioration in an Air Oven
• This test method covers a procedure to determine the influence of elevated temperature on the physical properties of vulcanized rubber. This testing allows gives our customer the confidence that our materials will work at their application temperatures.

Effect of Liquids – ASTM D471

• Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Effect of Liquids
• This test method covers the required procedures to evaluate the comparative ability of rubber and rubber-like compositions to withstand the effect of liquids. This testing allows gives our customer the confidence that our materials will work with their application fluids.

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