elastocon history goran spetz and relaxation system

The founder of Elastocon Göran SpetzElastocon was founded in 1987 by Göran Spetz, who was then working at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden as a research engineer. After two years in the family garage, Elastocon moved to a location in Borås.

The first product was a system for measuring stress relaxation developed when ISO TC 45 developed the test method ISO 3384.

The second product was a cell ageing oven developed for precise heat ageing and testing of stress relaxation at elevated temperatures.

The third product was a fogging tester for the determination of windscreen fogging in vehicles.

After that Elastocon has developed over 100 differnt instruments – from compression set rigs to automatic computerised instruments such as the TR-tester. The design, development and electrical assembly is done by Elastocon and the mechanical manufacturing by several subcontractors.

Göran Spetz had, when he started Elastocon, a great deal of experience in rubber technology, first as lab manager at Firestone in Borås for 11 years and later as manager for the rubber testing at the National Testing Institute for 12 years.

elastocon history iso tc 45 meetingGöran Spetz has participated in the standardisation of rubber test methods in the Swedish standards and in ISO TC 45 since 1978. This has given the company a lot of input and ideas for making testing instruments.

The objective of Elastocon is to manufacture instruments giving more reliable results than other instruments for existing test methods and to develop new instruments for new test methods, for rubber and plastic materials.