The Polymers Center Material Science Lab has the capabilities of running both the Flexural Modulus test per ASTM D790 and the Tensile Strength test per ASTM D638.

The ASTM, or American Society for Testing & Materials, is the standard that our facility follows for our testing services. The Flexural Modulus ASTM D790 is used to measure the strength or stiffness of a material. Flexural strength, as well as flexural modulus, are measures of a material’s ability to resist cracking or breaking under bending stress.

The Tensile Strength ASTM D638 is performed by applying a tensile force to a sample and measuring various properties of the material under stress. It is conducted on a universal testing machine at tensile rates ranging from 1 to 500 mm/min until the specimen fails or breaks.

Below is a video on how the equipment is used in our testing lab.

Learn more about the testing capabilities at the Polymers Center where we provide materials analysis, new product development and and troubleshooting.