What Is Durometer?

Durometer is a number used to identify the hardness of a rubber or plastic material. The measurement, in Shore A or D scale, tells us how stiff and resistant you want your part to be. For example, a rubber extrusion on the low end would be soft and able to bend. On the high end, the extrusion would be stiff and resistant to movement. Durometer is a very important measurement that allows us to make your part exactly the way you want it.

The chart below will help you understand the differences in durometer measurements. As always, you can contact us for more help.