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Tensile Test



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

kJ/m2 ISO 180 

Charpy Impact Strength

kJ/m2 ISO 179 

Tensile Test

MPa, ISO 527


Tensile tests measure the force that is required to break a plastic sample specimen and to determine how the material will react to forces being applied in tension or elongates to that breaking point. Tensile test versions are:

• Tensile Modulus           • Tensile Strength at yield and at break
• Tensile Strain               • Elongation at yield and at break


Flexural Stress MPa ISO 178 
Hardness Shore.D ISO 868