Shore hardness measurement in the laboratory

You need shore hardness measurement in the laboratory

First of all, Shore hardness is a standard test method that consists of measuring the penetration depth of a given indentation.

The hardness value is determined by inserting the durometer’s recessed foot into the sample. Shore hardness measurements range from 0 to 100. A higher number represents a harder material.

Thus, Shore hardness is a measure of a material’s resistance to penetration of a spring needle-shaped recess. The hardness of polymers (rubbers and plastics) is usually measured with Shore scales. The Shore A scale is used to test soft elastomers (rubbers) and other soft polymers. The hardness of hard elastomers and many other polymeric materials (thermoplastics and thermosets) is measured with the Shore D.r. scale.

Therefore, the support of a laboratory with state-of-the-art analytical equipment for hardness measurement is indispensable for performing shore hardness measurements.

FILAB is able to perform your shore hardness measurements in the laboratory

Through our three levels of services: analysis, expertise and R&D support, FILAB assists companies in all sectors with their laboratory shore hardness measurement needs.

FILAB provides its customers with the know-how and experience of its team, as well as a 2100m² analytical park equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

Thomas GAUTIER Head of Materials Department
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