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2887 Gilchrist Rd.
Established in 1962 by Robert Samples, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL) began its legacy with a staff of only two. Over the past 45 years, ARDL has established itself as a leading international laboratory dedicated to providing testing, development and problem solving services to all facets of the rubber and plastic industries.
ARDL has the experience, expertise and resources to be your single-source lab, not only for standardized testing and analysis, but for custom, non-routine services as well. ARDL's diverse technical staff is dedicated to building personal relationships with clients in order to better understand the unique challenges they face.
Rubber Testing, Plastics Testing, Chemical Testing, Analytical Testing, Engineering, Forensic Testing, Physical / Mechanical Testing, Research & Development Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) & Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Extractables and Leachables Studies,Formula Reconstruction (Reverse Engineering) High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Permeability (Permeation) Thermal Analytical Testing Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) Component Testing Compression Stress Relaxation (CSR) Electrical Testing FEA Analysis & Modeling FEA Support Analysis High Strain Rate Testing (Hopkinson Bar) Life Prediction for Rubber Parts Mini-DeMattia Testing Reverse Engineering Failure Mode and Effect Analysis Intellectual Property Issues Materials Analysis Optical and Electron Microscopy Rubber Product Failure Analysis Steelcord Adhesion Studies Abrasion Adhesion Aging, Degradation & Fatigue Testing Basic Physical Testing Burst Testing Coefficient of Friction Color Testing (Datacolor SF600 Spectrophotometer) Electrical Testing Flexible Cellular Material Testing (Sponge & Foam) Low-Temperature Testing Plastic Specific Testing Rebound Testing Smoke & Flame Testing Weathering Carbon Black Testing/Carbon Black Typing (TEM) Coating & Film Thickness (LOM/OC/SEM/EDX/TEM) Dimensional Analysis (LOM/OC) Dispersion Analysis (LOM) Elemental Analysis & Multi-Element Dot Mapping (EDX) Failure Analysis (LOM/SEM/EDX/TEM) Foam Cell Size (LOM) Internal Structure Features (LOM/SEM/TEM) Metal-to-Rubber Bonding (SEM/EDX) Micro-Dispersion Analysis (SEM/EDX/TEM) Particle Size & Particle Size Distribution (LOM/SEM/TEM) Polymer Blend Morphology (LOM/TEM) Room Temperature & Cryogenic Microtoming (LOM/TEM) Surface Analysis (LOM/SEM)
A2LA,ISO 9001:2008, ACIL, American College of Forensic Examiners, ASM International (Materials Information Society), ASTM International, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), Energy Rubber Group, Materials Research Society (MRS), Microscopy Society of America, Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio, Ohio Rubber & Plastics Group, Rubber Division, American Chemical Society (ACS) Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE), Society for Biomaterials, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Summit County Safety Council, The Tire Society
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A2LA,ISO 9001:2008, NORSOK M710 and NACE TMO 192
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