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Environmental Testing

RAPRA, including the combined resources of our support network, has unrivalled experience in dealing with plastic, rubber, polymer and composites R&D. We have been at the forefront of developing an understanding of these materials which have been increasingly designed for use in more extreme environments where they offer enhanced performance.

Typically RAPRA has provided answers to questions such as:

  • What is my product’s failure rate depending on these conditions?
  • How does performance change in response to the severity of this specific environment?

If the answers to these and similar questions are crucial to your business sustainability then you need to be confident you use the very best and most appropriate environmental testing. To avoid potential safety issues and to protect reputations, companies must undertake environmental testing of your critical components before they enter service.

Environmental testing will not only confirm the quality, but also prove the quality assurance regulations that will increase your product life. These types of testing can be categorised into:

  • Climatic environmental testing including factors such as: humidity, temperature, solar radiation, wind, pressure, rain etc.
  • Mechanical environmental testing referring to: shock, collision, loud noise, etc. vibration
  • Combined environmental testing which is a combination of these two (climatic and mechanical)

RAPRA fully understands the practical difficulties of testing the operational limits of products by exposing them to extremely harsh environments. For this reason environmental testing is normally confined to specialist laboratories, such as the ones in the RAPRA support network.

We can connect you to the best provider to satisfy your requirements, including mandated safety testing

Use RAPRA to access the following Environmental Testing services:

  • Contamination Analysis
  • Fire testing
  • Trace Analysis
  • Emissions Testing
  • REACH Compliance
  • Quality Assurance

RAPRA, the Rubber And Plastics Research Association, provides independent and impartial support, for Environmental Testing services to the widest range of industries including: Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Construction & Building Materials, Consumer Goods & Retail, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Medical & Pharma, Toys and Games.