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RDM Test Equipment is a British manufacturer and distributor of quality testing solutions that have become ‘industry standard’ in Packaging & Materials Testing. With 28 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

  • Lippke


    Paul Lippke-Handels GMBH have been distributing innovative test systems to the packaging, pharmaceutical and food industry for more than 30 years.

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  • Mocon


    Mocon is the leader in permeation instruments worldwide. They also manufacture machines such as the PAC Check, a series of Headspace Analyzers.

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  • IDM Instruments


    IDM Instruments offer a complete testing solution with their capabilities expanding design, manufacture, service and calibration on their entire range.

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  • Tobias Associates


    Tobias Associates Inc is a progressive family owned 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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