Category Archives: Industry Standards

Testing to Industry Standards

posted August 2016

We added a new page to our website, Testing to Industry Standards. Select ASTM test methods we have experience with are listed. The list is by no means all inclusive. If you don’t see the test method you require, contact us. We will work with you to interpret test methods and identify those tests we can perform or assist in identifying the appropriate test method for your particular project. We can even design custom test programs when required.

Microhardness Test

Microhardness Testing

With the purchase of a new Rex Gauge Type M Durometer, MEE has expanded its service capabilities for testing to industry standard  ASTM D2240,  Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Durometer Hardness

The durometer is the international standard for the hardness measurement of rubber, plastic and other non-metallic materials. The Rex Type M durometer can be used when checking materials thinner than 1/4″ (as thin as .050″).

Rex-Gauge-Type M Durometer

Type M durometer with stand

The operating stand we use with the durometer has a dampener which lowers the durometer at the same rate for each test, resulting in superior test repeatability.