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