Roughness of paper or board

Multiple methods to determine paper's or board's roughness exist. The most typical tests are:

- The Bendtsen method (ISO 8791-2) - For papers and boards that have a Bendtsen value between 5 and 3000 ml/min. Not suitable for papers with high air permeability.

- Print-surf methods (ISO 8791-4) - All printing papers and boards with which it is possible to form an airtight seal against the guard lands of the measuring head

- Bekk method (smoothness ISO 5627) - For smooth paper and board grades.

Measurlabs is able to offer roughness and smoothness testing with any of the aforementioned methods at a standard price. Please let us know the chosen method upon ordering.

Suitable sample matrices
Paper and board
Required sample quantity
Five A4 Sheets
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Accredited testing laboratory

Pricing and online order

Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
120 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

Samples are entered during checkout.

Our experts review all orders to ensure the testing method is suitable for your needs and samples.

Questions? We're happy to help.

Questions? We're happy to help.

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