Durometer

Definition - What does Durometer mean?

A durometer is a measurement instrument used to determine the surface hardness of a material. They are used to determine the hardness of a variety of materials such as rubber, coatings and plastics.

Corrosionpedia explains Durometer

Durometers use two main scale systems to describe the hardness of a material: Shore A and Shore D. The material's hardness is determined by measuring its resistance to the indentation of a needle applied with a force.

Shore A refers to the hardness scale used to measure the degree of hardness of flexible rubbers and plastics ranging from very soft to semi-rigid. Shore D refers to the hardness scale used to measure the degree of hardness of semi-rigid and hard plastics.

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