The new flammability chamber will expand the company’s existing capabilities.
The new flammability chamber will expand the company’s existing capabilities.

Smithers Rapra, specialists in composites testing, has added new rubber and polymer material flammability testing capabilities.

The new flammability chamber will expand the company’s existing capabilities resulting in a more comprehensive offering of horizontal and vertical burn tests on a broad selection of materials. In addition, scientist will be able to measure the oxygen index of plastics, rubber, and other polymer materials used in consumer products, appliances, automotive components, vehicles, mass transportation equipment, industrial equipment and films and self-adhesive materials.

‘As OEM and industry requirements for flammability testing become more stringent, we will continue to expand our capabilities to serve our clients,’ said James Popio, vice president, North America, Smithers Rapra.

Smithers Rapra performs flame testing to industry and governmental standards including a variety of ASTM, ISO, UL, NES, IEC and OEM specifications.

This story is reprinted from material from Smithers Rapra, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.