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ISO 3386 Compression Stress of Foam How to Guide [video]

Similar to ASTM D1621 and ISO 884, ISO 3386/1 is a testing standard designed to measure the compression stress/strain (load divided by specimen surface area at a certain compression percentage) characteristic of cellular flexible polymeric material (i....

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ASTM D1621 Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics How to Guide

Similar to ISO 844, ASTM D1621 is a testing standard designed to measure the compressive properties of rigid cellular plastics (i.e. foam). This post is intended to help you understand the basic test procedure and the equipment needed to perform this t...

By |February 22nd, 2011|Test How To's, Video|Comments Off on ASTM D1621 Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics How to Guide

How to perform a foam tear strength test – ASTM D3574

This article discusses how to perform a polyurethane foam tear strength test on a universal testing machine (polyolefin foams are tested similarly).  Complete instructions for a foam tear strength test can be found in ASTM D3574 Test F which appli...

By |April 23rd, 2010|Test How To's, Video|Comments Off on How to perform a foam tear strength test – ASTM D3574

How to perform a foam tensile strength test – ASTM D3574

This article discusses foam tensile strength testing.  A foam tensile strength test can be found in ASTM D3574 Test E which applies to slab, bonded, and molded flexible cellular urethane foams. There are many tests in this specification including...

By |April 22nd, 2010|Test How To's, Video|Comments Off on How to perform a foam tensile strength test – ASTM D3574
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