Processability

ARDL’s Mixing and Compounding Department offers testing to analyze and measure the processability of materials following a variety of ASTM test methods.  We can measure viscosity and stress relaxation, pre-vulcanization characteristics, mold shrinkage, extrudability, Mooney Viscometer testing, capillary rheometry, and many more.  Our experts will work with you to evaluate and improve the processability of your materials, whether they are for transfer or compression molding, extrusion, calendaring or any other process.

Available Methods

Rubber-Standard Temperatures for Testing

Standard Practice for Rubber-Standard Temperatures for Testing

ASTM D 1349

Determination of Residual Unsaturation in Hydrogenated Nitrile Rubber (HNBR) by Iodine Value

Standard Test Method for Rubber-Determination of Residual Unsaturation in Hydrogenated Nitrile Rubber (HNBR) by Iodine Value

ASTM D 5902

Extrudability of Unvulcanized Compounds

Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Extrudability of Unvulcanized Compounds

ASTM D 2230

Materials, Equipment and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets

Practice for Rubber-Materials, Equipment and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets

ASTM D 3182

Oscillating Disk Rheometer (ODR) - 30 Arc

Rubber Property - Vulcanization Using Oscillating Disk Cure Meter

ASTM D 2084

Preparation of Pieces for Test Purposes from Products

Standard Practice for Rubber Preparation of Pieces for Test Purposes from Products

ASTM D 3183

Preparation, Testing, Acceptance, Documentation, and Use of Reference Materials

Standard Practice for Rubber-Preparation, Testing, Acceptance, Documentation, and Use of Reference Materials

ASTM D 4678

Processability of Emulsion SBR (Styrene-Butadiene Rubber) with the Mooney Viscometer (Delta Mooney)

Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property-Processability of Emulsion SBR (Styrene-Butadiene Rubber) with the Mooney Viscometer (Delta Mooney)

ASTM D 3346

Rubber Conditioning for Low-Temperature Testing

Standard Practice for Rubber Conditioning for Low-Temperature Testing

ASTM D 832

Rubber PropertyPlasticity and Recovery (Parallel Plate Method)

Standard Test Method for Rubber Property Plasticity and Recovery (Parallel Plate Method)

ASTM D 926

Rubber-Viscosity, Stress Relaxation, and Pre-Vulcanization Characteristics (Mooney Viscometer)

Standard Test Methods for Rubber-Viscosity, Stress Relaxation, and Pre-Vulcanization Characteristics (Mooney Viscometer)

ASTM D 1646

Shrinkage of Raw and Compounded Hot-Polymerized Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)

Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property-Shrinkage of Raw and Compounded Hot-Polymerized Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)

ASTM D 2084

Standard Test Method for Determination of Properties of Polymeric Materials by Means of a Capillary Rheometer

Standard Test Methods for Rubber-Measurement of Processing Properties Using Capillary Rheometry

ASTM D 3835 Rosand Capillary

Vulcanization Using Rotorless Cure Meters

Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Vulcanization Using Rotorless Cure Meters

ASTM D 5289