Laboratory Testing Services  

Laboratory Testing Services
Burke operates one of the most comprehensive test facilities
on the west coast. Our trained technicians perform an extensive variety of physical and environmental tests and offer documented certification that your compound has been made to specification requirements. Many of our customers have used Burke as their reference laboratory for other source evaluations.

Examples of Typical Rubber Test Methods:
     
Laboratory
Evaluation Tests
  Referenced
Test Methods
     
MDR or Moving Die Rheometry   ASTM D-5289
     
ODR or Oscillating-Disc Rheometry
  ASTM D-2084
     
Mooney Viscosity & Mooney Scorch
  ASTM D-1646
     
Tensile Strength & Elongation
  ASTM D-412
     
Shear Modulus
  ASTM D-945
     
Tension and Compression Set
  ASTM D-395
     
Heat Agings
  ASTM D-573
     
Liquid Immersions
  ASTM D-471
     
Ozone Resistance
  ASTM D-1149
     
Low Temperature Flexibility
  ASTM D-1790, D-2136
     
Abrasion Resistance
  ASTM D-3389
     
Ash Content
  ASTM D-4574, D-297
     
Electrical Properties
  ASTM D-257
     
Adhesion Testing
  ASTM D-429
     
Tear Resistance (B or C)   ASTM D-624

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