Elastomers are polymers that reveal the extent of viscoelasticity and hold the capability to experience substantial deformation while kept under stress and still be able to return to their original shape when the material is unloaded. Because of their distinctive characteristics, elastomers have diversified uses, including bands, coatings, seals, belts, stoppers and vibration dampeners. These products are widely used in medical, automotive and similar industries due to its property of strength and flexibility. Testing elastomers and rubbers determines whether they are good enough to use in specific applications or not. To test the various properties of elastomers, the materials are undergone with compression test, tensile test, Torque Test and adhesion test that determines the compressive strength, tension strength, elastic modulus, reduction and elongation properties and also helps to judge that how the material will respond to different forces. These characteristics explain the working life and quality of material sample which is kept under test and will also help the manufacturer to evaluate that how the material will behave under different conditions kept under stress.
Elastomers are used in various applications. The products made from elastomers are subjected to very high stress, hence to check the quality of these products is mandatory for the manufacturers of elastomers. Elastomers are basically used in situations where products are capable enough to undergo a significant amount of deformation and return back to its original shape. Testing elastomers helps to analyze whether they are perfect to use in specific applications or not. Presto offers an extensive range of elastomers or rubber testing instruments, namely, Bennewart flex tester, Ross flexing tester, Accelerated weathering tester, etc. to check various properties of elastomers.