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The mechanical properties of a polymer determine the range of usefulness and the service that can be expected from the material. Mechanical properties testing provides information on strength, impact resistance, hardness and fracture toughness. Testing for mechanical properties is performed under various conditions. These are:











Izod Impact Strength


ISO 180

Charpy Impact Strength kJ/m2 ISO 179 
Tensile Stress MPa ISO 527 
Tensile Modulus MPa ISO 527 
Flexural Stress MPa ISO 178 
Flexural Modulus MPa ISO 178 
Elongation % ISO 527 
Hardness Shore D ISO 868