Taber Abrasion Testing Services


A typical Taber abrasion test consists of a disk-shaped specimen that is placed in constant contact with abrasive wheelS, using predetermined forces to a specified number of cycles to determine wear. The most commonly used standards for these tests are: ASTM D4060, ASTM F1978-12 and MIL-A-8625.

Taber abrasion is a quick and simple way to measure wear resistance and offer sufficient comparable data at a reasonable price. It gives a side by side comparison of several materials or coatings, so you can evaluate which material has better wear resistance under simulated, accelerated wear conditions.

IMR performs a large variety of physicalmechanical, and chemical testing methods to help manufacturers in the aerospacetransportation, and medical device industries verify material properties for critical applications.

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Accelerated Aging (Heat, Fluids)
Bond Strength
Brookfield Rotational Viscosity
Coefficient of Expansion
Coefficient of Friction
Composite Testing
Compression Set
Compressive Properties (-240ºF to 660ºF)
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Failure Analysis
Flammability (UL94, FMVSS 302, ISO 3795, SAE J369, ASTM D5132)
Fatigue Testing
Flexural Properties (-240ºF to 660ºF)
Gardner Impact
Glass Transition
Gloss (ASTM D523, D4039)
Hardness Testing (Barcol, Durometer/Shore)
Hazardous Substance Testing
Heat Deflection by TMA (E2092)
Impact Strength
Kinematic Viscosity
Lap Shear Testing
Melt Flow Rate/Index
Melting Point
Polymer Testing
SEM-EDS for Fillers
Taber Abrasion
Tear Resistance of Films & Sheeting
Tear of Rubbers & Elastomers
Tensile Properties (-240F to 660F)
UV Exposure


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