Expansion Joint Testing & Equipment Capabilities

UIP International, Inc. performs regular Quality Control tests based on sampling for our production; however, specific requests for order-specific testing will need to be quoted through our sales department.

Carbon Black Testing in Rubber
  • D2663-08
    • Standard Test Methods for Carbon Black-Dispersion in Rubber
Chemical Analysis
  • D297-93(2006)
    • Standard Test Methods for Rubber Products-Chemical Analysis
  • D2702-05(2011)
    • Standard Practice for Rubber Chemicals-Determination of Infrared Absorption Characteristics
  • D3677-10e1
    • Standard Test Methods for Rubber-Identification by Infrared Spectrophotometry
Chemical Test Methods
  • F146-04
    • Standard Test Methods for Fluid Resistance of Gasket Materials
Coated Fabrics, Rubber Threads and Seals
  • D1330-04(2010)
    • Standard Specification for Rubber Sheet Gaskets
Degradation Tests
  • D471-12
    • Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Effect of Liquids
  • D573-04(2010)
    • Standard Test Method for Rubber-Deterioration by Heat and Oxygen
  • D1149-07(2012)
    • Standard Test Methods for Rubber Deterioration-Cracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment
  • D5963-04(2010)
    • Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Abrasion Resistance (Rotary Drum? Abrader)
Physical Testing
  • D395-03(2008)
    • Standard Test Method for rubber Property-Compression Set
  • D412-06ae2
    • Standard Test Method for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers-Tension
  • D2240-05(2010)
    • Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Durometer Hardness
Processability Tests
  • D2084-11
    • Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Vulcanization Using Oscillating Disk Cure Meter
Time and Temperature-Dependent Physical Properties
  • D7426-08
    • Standard Test Method for Assignment of the DSC Procedure for Determining Tg of a Polymer or an Elastomeric Compound

Perkin Elmer TGA 7

Motic SMZ168

Instron 5500

Perkin Elmer TGA7 Motic SMZ168 Instron 5500

Thermogravimetric analysis measures the weight change in a sample as a function of time or temperature.


  • Quality control of rubber compounds
  • Quality control of PTFE
  • Determination of plasticizer, polymer, carbon black and fillers in rubber compounds
  • Instrument output sample

Microscope with digital camera interfaced to PC


  • Carbon black dispersion in rubber
  • Visual analysis of small samples
  • Surface quality of PTFE

An electromechanical test machine commonly used for static testing in tensile or compression mode.


  • Tensile and elongation testing of rubber compounds, PTFE and sheet rubber
  • Adhesion testing

Nicolet Avatar 360 FT-IR with
ATR Accessory

Taber 5150 Abraser

Monsanto R100 Rheometer

Nicolet Avatar 360 Taber 5150 Rheometer

Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy utilizes an infrared signal to excite the functional groups of an organic molecule, resulting in a unique spectrum that is used to identify the purity and structure of a compound. The attenuated total reflectance (ATR) accessory requires no sample preparation.


  • Quality control of rubber chemicals
  • Identification of unknowns
  • Characterization of rubber compounds
  • Quality control of PTFE
  • Quality control of rubber compounds
  • Instrument output sample

Used to evaluate to abrasion.


  • Abrasion resistance of rubber compounds

An oscillating disc rheometer that measures the viscosity, cure time and final cure state of rubber compounds.


Perkin Elmer DSC 7

Differential scanning calorimetry measures the
differences in the amount of heat required to
increase the temperature of a sample and a reference
as a function of temperature.


  • Determination of Tg, Tm and crystallinity of polymers
  • Degree of cross link, cure characteristics
    and heat of reaction of polymers
  • Quality control of polymers and PTFE
  • Instrument output sample