Rubber and Foot wear testing


The Rubber and footwear testing laboratory of ML is dedicated to provide services to the industry and comprises facilities for testing of rubber, rubber products and foot wear. This laboratory maintains ISO/IEC 17025 quality management system comply with which indicates competence in testing and calibration. To maintain the high standard of the laboratory performance, the testing equipment is subjected to stringent calibration regularly, and for integrity of its results the laboratory participates in inter laboratory proficiency testing with international laboratories

The laboratory undertake testing in accordance with international standard (ISO) and major standards such as British standards (BS), American Standards for Testing Material (ASTM), DIN, SLS

Rubber Physical Testing – Parameters:

  • Hardness IRHD-N, IRHD-M, Shore A
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Density
  • Tensile strength & Elongation
  • Compression set
  • Stress relaxation
  • Tension set
  • Volume resistivity
  • Electrical resistance
  • Material identification

Chemical effect of rubber

  • Effect of liquid
  • Water absorption

Environmental effect of rubber

  • Heat ageing
  • Ozone resistance
  • UV weathering test

Latex Testing – Parameters:

  • TSC (Total solid content)
  • DRC (Dry rubber content )
  • Alkalinity
  • MST (Mechanical stability test)
  • Condoms physical testing according to the ISO 4074
  • Surgical and examination gloves physical testing according to the EN 455

Foot wears Testing – Parameters:

  • Flexing
  • Water absorption /penetration
  • Sole adhesion
  • Upper sole bonding adhesion strength
  • Dimension
  • Density
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Safety sole testing

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