The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) establishes ASTM D2000 and ASTM D1056 to provide guidance when selecting materials. By using a designation method called the “line call-out,” engineers have a available classification system for elastomer compounds.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has developed tolerance tables with ranges to provide communication between user and provider across a wide range of industries. These are helpful when designing and producing a extruded or molded rubber part:
Hebei Shida Seal Group provides a glossary of rubber terms used in the design, development and manufacture of extruded and molded rubber products: