Ozone is a chemical compound found naturally in the atmosphere in low concentrations and is also generated by electrical or electromagnetic disturbances in contained spaces. Ozone accelerates deterioration of rubber and plastic compounds, especially in environments that place physical stress on the compounds. Degradation can cause surface crazing, deep cracking causing significant weakening of a material, or complete fracture in polymers when products are subject to static or dynamic operational stresses, or residual surface stressing.

Whether you are a rubber component manufacturer, or you manufacture products with rubber components, we help you understand the ability of your product to withstand weathering or atmosphere exposure to ensure the quality of materials and achieve compliance to ozone deterioration standards, such as ASTM D1171.

Our Ozone testing capabilities and custom testing solutions utilize the latest technology and automation software to help you avoid premature product failure, ensure product durability, and validate the physical integrity and performance of your polymer products for faster time-to-market. Eurofins E&E North America’s streamlined testing process and reputation for excellence make us the first choice for manufacturers’s testing polymer products for environmental hardiness, intended level of ozone protection, and compliance needs for market acceptance.

Eurofins can simultaneously perform Environmental stress, Physical stress, Extreme climatic, and Chemical exposure testing to help you maximize testing accuracy and ensure product performance during exposure demanding environmental effects. With our single-source testing solutions, ozone resistance testing can be bundled with a number of other performance standards, like Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT), to give you a complete picture of the durability of your products.


Our ASTM D1171 Testing capabilities include:
  • Elastomeric Check Valves
  • Backflow Preventers
  • Gaskets & Seals (Ordinance Seals)
  • Fiber Optic Sheathes
  • Electrical Connector Seals
  • Outdoor Electrical Enclosures
  • Louvers & HVAC Equipment
  • Aerospace and Military Seals And Gaskets
  • Outdoor Cellular Telecommunications Enclosures
  • Architectural And Window Seals/Weather Stripping
  • Automotive Electrical Enclosure Weather Seals/Weather Stripping

Our Related Testing capabilities include: