At RADICAL MATERIALS we believe in working with you to develop the perfect solutions for your products.

Below you will find a selection of Development & Manufacturing processes that we are proud to offer your business. 




Tensile Testing is a fundamental materials test in which a sample is subjected to a controlled tension until failure. The results from the test are commonly used to select a material for an application, for quality control, and to predict how a material will react under normal forces.

Machines We Use:

10kN Tinius Olsen tensile tester

Mecmesin 250N tensile tester

Mecmesin 250N compression/flexure test

Impact Testing utilises the kinetic energy of a falling pendulum hammer to break a test sample. The resultant data gives a measure of impact toughness and can be used to report comparisons between different materials and the effect of functional additives on this property.

Machines We Use:

Ray-Ran IZOD impact tester

Ray-Ran Charpy impact tester

Environmental Testing will assess the effect of climate on a material. The main factors of weathering are UV from sunlight, temperature and moisture, with the UV in particular being responsible for photodegradation of susceptible materials. 

Machines We Use:

Q-Lab QUV weathering station

Atlas SunTest CPS+ benchtop xenon

Our extrusion capabilities take the pressure off, running trials with standard polymer or your bespoke material without any disruption to your manufacturing.


Using our Boy & Arburg injection moulding machines, we are able to mould test-pieces in-house, allowing for the subsequent characterisation and development of mechanical, thermal, electrical, antimicrobial etc properties. This ensures a streamlined and efficient development process for customer specific projects.

As part of our Developmental process, we are able to offer detectable masterbatches for silicone and rubber, which embed metal and/or X-ray detectable properties into the end material.  Such masterbatches are manufactured from a range of well refined detectable additives which have been proven to seamlessly combine with a wide range of existing base materials including NBR, SBR, natural rubber and silicone.

Whatever your materials challenge, we will provide the solution.

To find out what RADICAL MATERIALS can do for you,

please contact us via the link below:


Unit 10, Rassau Industrial Estate,

Ebbw Vale NP23 5SD

T: +44 (0) 1495 211400

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