Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL) – ARDL is an ISO 9001-2015 registered, A2LA ISO 17025 accredited, independent testing, development and problem-solving laboratory for all facets of the rubber, plastics and latex industries. ARDL’s compound development services can help you reduce costs, develop new products, improve quality and reliability, problem-solve and meet specifications. From highly technical developments to simply adapting one of the more than 30,000 compounds in our recipe library, ARDL’s experienced staff can efficiently and cost effectively provide you with the formulations that meet your unique objectives. ARDL provides compound development and testing to the Medical, Aerospace, Military, Transportation, Tires, Oil and Gas, Textiles, Industrial, Plastics and Consumer Goods industries.
In addition to our physical and chemical laboratory testing, capabilities include Compound Formulation Development, Mixing, Molding, Calendering, Curing, Mooney Viscosity, Mooney Scorch, Rheometer, Extrudability, In-House Technical Consulting, Reverse Engineering/Formula Reconstruction, Complete In-House Evaluative Testing Capabilities, Technical Problem-Solving, Processability Testing, Compound Optimization/Cost Reduction, New Product Development for Thermoset and Thermoplastic Applications including SBR, BR, NR, Butyls, CR, Nitriles, Acrylics, Fluoroelastomers, Urethanes and more. ARDL has the ability to mix your compound in-house on lab-scale equipment, prior to molding and testing, greatly reducing variability and providing additional levels of process control.