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About Us

RDM Test Equipment is a British manufacturer and distributor of quality testing solutions that have become ‘industry standard’ in Packaging & Materials Testing. With over 30 years experience, our passion is to help solve your material or package challenges. We don't just manufacture and sell testing products. From our in-house laboratory, we also provide testing consultancy and contract testing services.

We continue to support education and research projects, and are always pleased to hear about new and challenging test techniques that can advance the quality testing of materials and packaging.

The company was formed in 1985 by brother in-laws David Murrell and Michael James, both graduate Mechanical & Electrical Engineers from Middlesex and Essex Universities respectively. Their vision to help material and packaging technologists develop and control materials is as relevant today as it was then.

Initially focusing on measuring heat seal characteristics, the company now provide a range of over 100 testing instruments for packaging, polymers, pulp, paper, board, textiles, rubber, and foam; used in many industries including food & beverage, medical devices & pharmaceuticals, inks, printing & coating, electronic, industrial and educational establishments.

The RDM brand of Test Equipment is manufactured in the UK, backed by customer service, technical support and on-site maintenance & calibration services all based from the Hertfordshire head office, operating under ISO9001 accreditation.

RDM products are available globally either directly or from our worldwide partners.

Our Partners

  • Mocon

    Mocon is the world leader in permeation measurement instruments for testing the barrier properties of flexible packaging materials.

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  • Tobias Associates

    Tobias Associates Inc is a manufacturer of innovative graphic arts equipment. In addition to the printing industry, Tobias also serves the photographic, micrographic, radiograph, pulp and paper and electronic publishing industries.

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  • Adam Equipment

    Adam Equipment is an ISO 9001:2000 certified global organisation with more than 30 years experience in the production and sale of electronic balances & scales.

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  • TMI

    TMI manufactures physical property testing instruments for the packaging, paper, pulp, plastic film, foil, ink, coatings, non-woven, textile, adhesive and corrugated industries.

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  • Messmer Buchel

    Messmer Buchel is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of quality control equipment designed to meet the needs of the pulp, paper and corrugated industries.

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  • Cerulean

    Cerulean manfacture the Laboratory Carton Tester, based on the original New Carton Tester, the only instrument to test a complete carton.

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  • Korutest

    Korutest manufactures the Chalmers DST, which is considered to be the most superior corrugated board testing instrument.

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