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
Quality system
Accredited testing laboratory
Method expert
Ville Roininen

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First sample (VAT 0):
123 €
Additional samples (VAT 0):
80 €per sample
If you have a large number of samples, contact us for a possible discount.

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