Compressive testing is used to investigate the compressive behavior of test specimens. It determines the compressive strength, compressive modulus, and other aspects of the compressive stress and strain relationship. 

Industries Served

Common Standards

  • BS EN 604— Plastics. Determination of compressive properties
  • BS ISO 7743— Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic -- Determination of compression stress-strain properties

About the Labs

We have six universal testing machines which cover a calibrated load range of 1N up to 250kN. These are supported by a variety of laser, video and the latest in contact extensometry. Using environmental chambers, we can test over the temperature range of -50°C up to 200°C.
We have extensive sample preparation facilities and on-site molding capabilities. These give us the flexibility to test a huge variety of materials and product forms.