Tearing Resistance Testing

Tearing Strength Tester

Tearing strength testing can be found in plastic film, paper and textile industries. It is used to describe how well a material can withstand the effects of tearing. Elmendorf tear is a common method that is used to test tear resistance.

  • ISO 6383-2 - Plastics -- Film and sheeting -- Determination of tear resistance -- Part 2: Elmendorf method
  • ISO 1974 - Paper -- Determination of tearing resistance -- Elmendorf method ASTM D1922 - Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
  • ISO 5636 - Paper and board -- Determination of air permeance and air resistance (Part 5: Gurley method)
  • ASTM D1424 - Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling Pendulum Type (Elmendorf) Apparatus
  • ASTM D689 - Standard Test Method for Internal Tearing Resistance of Paper (Withdrawn 2009)
  • TAPPI T414 - Internal Tearing Resistance of Paper (Elmendorf-Type Method)

C680M Elmendorf Tearing Test - YouTube Video

Trouser Tear Method
Tensile Strength Tester

  • ASTM D1938 - Standard Test Method for Tear Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single Tear Method

Trouser Tear Test by Tensile tester - YouTube Video


C680M Tearing Tester

C680M Tearing Tester is suitable for testing tear resistance of film, sheet, soft PVC, PVDC,water-proof roll, woven material, polyolefin, polyester, paper, paperboard,textile and non-woven fabric, etc.