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 °C/50% RH), after which the compression strength is measured in the machine direction (MD) and the cross direction (CD).

Suitable sample matrices
Paper and board
Required sample quantity
10 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):
80 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

Samples are entered during checkout.

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