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Dishwasher safe test with 125 wash cycles

EN 12875-1, EN 12875-2
Method for testing the resistance of domestic articles made from ceramic, glass, glass ceramic, vitreous enamel, metal, and plastics under the combined chemical, thermal, and mechanical stresses …

Impact strength of plastics - Charpy and Izod methods

DIN 53435, EN ISO 180, ISO 179
The impact strength of rigid plastics can be measured with the Charpy and Izod methods. In these tests, a pendulum is used to break the sample specimen. 10 …

ISO 178 - Flexural properties of plastics with three point bending tests

ISO 178
Determination of the flexural properties of rigid and semi-rigid plastics and composite materials using 3-point bending tests according to the ISO 178 standard. The results …

Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of plastics

ISO 75
Heat deflection temperature (HDT), also known as heat distortion temperature, describes the plastic's resistance to deformation by a given load at an elevated temperature. It can also give insight into the injection …

Raft strength test of alginate oral suspensions

British Pharmacopoeia standard measurement for alginate raft-forming oral suspension's raft strength.

Tensile properties of rigid plastics by ISO 527-2

ISO 527-2
Tensile test for extrusion and injection molded plastics at room temperature. The test characterizes the tensile modulus, yield point, and point of break in accordance with the EN ISO 527-2 standard. The …

Compression strength of plastics

ISO 604
This test is used to determine the compression properties of rigid and semi-rigid plastics according to the ISO 604 standard. A range of test speeds and specimen dimensions are included in the standard method. For comparative results, …

Tensile test for metals at room temperature

EN ISO 6892-1
With tensile testing, the strength of metals and metal extrusion products can be determined. Properties that are deducted from the test data include tensile strength, yield strength, and modulus of elasticity. …

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Bursting strength of paper or board

Burst strength measures the maximum hydraulic pressure that the sample withstands without breaking. Paper's or board's burst strength is the most commonly used test value alongside SCT (short-term compression strength ). With this test, you will …

Microwave-safe test

EN 15284
Testing to determine cookware's resistance to microwave heating. The test is suitable for cookware made of ceramic, glass, glass-ceramic, or plastic. Tested articles should be intended for multiple uses in a microwave. The test does not apply to articles, …

Safety of toys - Mechanical and physical properties (for children over 36 months)

EN 71-1
Testing for physical and mechanical properties of toys by European harmonized standard EN 71-1. Assessed risks include e.g. choking hazards, sharp edges, and loose …

Tensile properties of plastic films by ISO 527-3

ISO 527-3
This tensile test by the ISO 527-3 standard determines the tensile properties of plastic films and sheeting. Determinable properties include tensile strength, yield strength, yield strain, strain at break, and …

Linear thermal expansion of solids with a rod dilatometer

ASTM E228
A dilatometer is used to determine the linear thermal expansion of a material as a function of temperature. The temperature range of the measurement is generally between 25 °C and 1,600 °C. There …

Nano scratch test

Nano Scratch Test of thin film samples. Typical measurement includes overview image of the scratch track (surface damage) and determination of critical load values.

Vicat softening point of plastics

ISO 306
The Vicat softening point is the temperature at which a flat-pointed needle penetrates the sample to a thickness of 1 mm when loaded with a 10 N or 50 N load. In the test, the sample is placed in an oil bath that is heated at a rate of …

Bending stiffness of corrugated cardboard

Bending stiffness testing is performed to evaluate cardboard's stiffness by measuring the resistance to bending with 4-point loading. The results express the bending stiffness of the material in the machine direction and the cross …

Tear strength of textiles

DIN 53354, ISO 13934-1, ISO 13934-2, …
Tear strength is used to evaluate the mechanical strength characteristics of textiles. Tensile properties and elongation at break can be determined by a variety of standards depending …

Tensile strength (TEA) of paper and paperboard

This test is used to measure the tensile strength and elongation of paper or board in the machine direction (MD) and the cross direction (CD). Even small variations in tensile strength can affect the functionality of the product. …

Tensile test for fiber reinforced composites

EN ISO 527-4
This method is used to study the tensile properties of isotropic and orthotropic fiber-reinforced plastic composites according to the ISO 527-4 standard.

Vickers hardness of metals

EN ISO 6507
Vickers hardness is used to assess a material's ability to resist plastic deformation from a standard source. Vickers hardness testing is suitable for all metals. In the test, a standard-sized test head is pressed against the sample and …

Air permeability of paper or board

Air permeability is an important property for some paper grades, such as paper bags that are filled industrially. Measurlabs offers air permeance testing with the Bendtsen and Gurley methods. The Bendtsen method (ISO 5636-3) is suitable for papers …

Bursting strength of corrugated cardboard

Bursting strength measures the maximum hydraulic pressure that a material withstands without breaking. The bursting strength of corrugated cardboard is measured from the top and bottom sides of the sample, and the result is given as an …

Edge crush test (ECT) for cardboard

The edge crush test (ECT) measures the edgewise strength of corrugated board. The results give an indication of the board's resistance to crushing during processing and use. In the ECT test, the test specimen is loaded perpendicularly to the open …

Hardness of plastics

EN ISO 868, ISO 2039-1
This test can be used to determine the hardness of plastics with the ball indentation or Shore hardness method. The test is performed at room temperature and includes three measurements per sample. Hardness data may be used …

Puncture resistance of corrugated cardboard

ISO 3036
In this test, a pyramid-shaped puncture head is used to measure the puncture resistance of a board sample. During this process, combined tensile, compression, flexural, and shear forces occur. The result is given as the …

Short-span compression test (SCT) for paper or board

SCT (short-span compression test) is one of the most commonly used testing methods for determining the compression strength of paper or cardboard. In this test, the sample is conditioned in standard conditions (23 …

Tearing resistance of paper

This method determines the tearing resistance of low-grammage paper or board with the Elmendorf method. During the test, an initial cut is made on the test specimen. This cut is then torn for a given distance using a pendulum. The work required to tear the …

Box compression test (BCT)

EN 12048
This method is used for testing the resistance to compression of complete, filled transport packages. A stacking test on complete, filled transport packages is also performed using the same apparatus.

Dishwasher safe test with 250 wash cycles

EN 12875-1, EN 12875-2
Method for testing the resistance of domestic articles made from ceramic, glass, glass ceramic, vitreous enamel, metal, and plastics under the combined chemical, thermal, and mechanical stresses …

Freezer-safe test

This test is used to evaluate kitchenware and storage articles such as freezer boxes for resistance to cold exposure in domestic freezers. In this test, the article is stored at -18°C for 24 hours, after which the article is observed for the presence of off-odor and visual …

Linear density of threads by the rope method

DIN 53830-3
This test can be used to determine the linear density of all kinds of yarns in package form with the rope method. The method is applicable to single yarns, folded yarns, and cabled yarns. However, the method …

Oven-safe test for cookware

EN 13834
Heat resistance test for cookware to evaluate suitability for cooking in domestic ovens. The test is described in Section 6.1.8 and Annex A of standard EN 13834. In the test, the cookware is placed for 1 hour in an oven heated to a temperature …

Pin adhesion test (PAT) of corrugated cardboard

PN 87/P-50143/07
The pin adhesion test measures the bond strength between the corrugated medium and the liner. It is used to analyze the strength of adhesives. Upon request, the measurement can be performed on …

Puncture resistance of rigid plastics by ISO 6603-2

ISO 6603-2
This test is used to determine the puncture properties of rigid plastics. During the test, a flat sample specimen is punctured by a falling impact object (from 1 m at a speed of 4.4 m/s) while the force …

Rapid dishwasher-safe test for ceramics

EN 12875-2, EN 12875-4
Rapid method for testing domestic ceramics for resistance to mechanical dishwashing. In this test, tested articles are immersed into a solution with alkaline dishwashing detergent at (75 ± 1) °C …

Rubber abrasion resistance by ISO 4649

ISO 4649
In this abrasion resistance test, the volume loss that a test piece experiences when subjected to abrasive action is measured. A specified grade of abrasive sheet and a non-rotating test piece are used. The result can be …

Wet strength of paper or board

ISO 3781
In this test, the tensile strength of paper or board is measured after the material has been immersed in water for a specified period. The test can be used to evaluate the functionality of board and paper that may be exposed to water at …

2-point bending resistance of paper and board

DIN 53121, ISO 2493
This test determines the 2-point bending resistance of paper or board by using a Taber-type tester. The bending resistance at 15° or 7.5° can be determined and expressed in terms of the bending …

Coefficient of friction of plastic films

ISO 8295/4
The method measures the coefficients of starting and sliding friction of plastic films and sheeting when sliding over the same or another material. The testing procedure is based on the ISO 8295 standard. The …

Coefficient of static friction of paper or board

TAPPI 503, TAPPI 542, TAPPI 815
With this test, the coefficient of static friction of most paper-based packaging materials can be measured. The testing standard will be chosen depending on the …

Concora medium test (CMT30) for flutings

This method is used to determine the flat crush resistance of a corrugating medium after being fluted to A-flute geometry with a laboratory fluting device. The Concora corrugating medium test can be used for any corrugating medium that …

Degree of curl after one-sided wetting of paper or board

TAPPI 466
Determination of degree of curl after one-sided wetting as per TAPPI 466 standard for paper or board samples.

Degree of curl with changes in the humidity of air of paper or board

ISO 11556
Determination of the degree of curl of paper or board by using a vertically suspended test piece as per standard ISO 11556. Curl is defined as deviation from a flat surface. …

Distribution testing of shipping containers and systems as per ASTM D4169

ASTM D4169
ASTM D4169 is widely used in various industries, including packaging, logistics, and transportation, to assess the ability of shipping containers and packaging systems to …

Flat crush test (FCT) for corrugated cardboard

The flat crush test (FCT) is a commonly used mechanical test conducted on board materials, such as corrugated cardboard. During the test, the sample is loaded perpendicular to its surface. The resistance the board presents to the …

Folding endurance of paper and board

This test is used to determine the folding endurance of paper or board using the Köhler-Molin, Lhomargy, MIT, and Schopper testers. During the test, a narrow strip of paper is folded forwards and backward in a standardized manner, so that it …

Horizontal impact test for corrugated cardboard

This test is used to determine the effect of a vertical impact on the horizontal edge of finished and filled cardboard containers. In the test, the packaging is placed on a carriage that is rolled against an impact apparatus. …

Internal bond strength of paper or board (Z-direction)

TAPPI 541
This test is used to provide insight into the performance of coated fine papers, adhesion at carton side seams, and more. In the test, a tape is placed on both sides of the test specimen, the sample …

Linear density of elasto-yarns and core spun yarns

DIN 53830-4
With the 53830-4 standard the linear density of single and plied elasto-yarns can be determined according to the short-length method. The method is applicable to elasto-yarns including core-spun yarns …

Linear density of single and plied yarns – short-length method

DIN 53830-3
With the DIN 53830-3 standard, the linear density of single and plied yarns can be determined using the short-length method. The method applies to simple, plied, and textured yarns.

Ring crush test (RCT) of liners

This test is used to evaluate the compressive strength of paper and board by using the ring crush method. This test is especially useful for determining the usability of shipping containers made from fiberboard.

Scott bond internal strength of paper or board

TAPPI 541
This test measures the energy required to rapidly delaminate a sheet-type specimen. A z-directional rupture is initiated by the impact of a pendulum having both a controlled mass and a controlled velocity. The …

Textile's resistance to surface wetting with spray test by AATCC 22

AATCC 22
This test indicates the textiles resistance to surface wetting by water. This test can be used for any type of textile or fabric to study surface wetting. However, this test cannot be …

Textile's resistance to surface wetting with spray test by EN ISO 4920

EN ISO 4920
This test indicates the textiles resistance to surface wetting by water. This test can be used for any type of textile or fabric to study surface wetting. However, this …

Water resistance of the glue bond of corrugated board

ISO 5635
This test is used to evaluate the strength of a glue bond in corrugated cardboard after being immersed in water. This test is especially useful for applications where a high degree of resistance to wet …

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