For more than a century, Thwing-Albert Instrument Company has designed and manufactured testing machines for measuring the physical properties of a range of materials, such as adhesives, paper, paper tissue, packaging, plastics, nonwovens, textiles and foils. Research laboratories, quality control departments and academia worldwide have come to rely on our testing instrumentation to accurately measure key physical attributes, such as tensile and elongation, coefficient of friction (COF), tear resistance, puncture resistance, adhesion strength, thickness, compressive resistance, compressibility, flexural strength and the like.
Thwing-Albert partners with the manufacturers and converters of materials to provide quality testing equipment to meet routine and custom testing protocols. When laboratories and production lines have access to our equipment, they can effectively evaluate the materials that are used in everyday products. The data provided by our instrumentation provides organizations with the information they need to improve and maintain the quality of their products.
While material quality is essential to the consumer experience, it’s also vital for meeting quality standards such as ISO, ASTM and TAPPI. Thwing-Albert manufactures these testing machines to meet product specifications and comply with quality standards before sending products to market. Our testing machines are also essential in research and development (R&D) for introducing new materials and meeting sustainability goals.
When identifying glues and adhesives for packaging and products, these solutions need to withstand various stresses and environments. Test properties such as peel, seal, tensile and shear strength for adhesive materials with a variety of equipment options.
Packaging can encompass a wide range of materials including paper, paperboard and plastic film. Since this packaging may have to withstand rough transportation and protect important components, testing is critical for confirming the quality of these various materials. Depending on the purpose of the packaging, materials will need to be tested for puncture/impact resistance, compressive resistance, burst resistance and seal integrity.
Nonwoven materials use heat, chemicals or pressure to combine fibers, and they’re used in industries such as medical, automotive and agriculture for their durability. Test properties such as tensile strength, porosity, stiffness, softness and thickness of fabric-like materials that are neither knitted nor woven.
The pulp and paper industry has stringent requirements for the physical properties of paper products. Test for properties such as tensile, thickness, COF, burst strength, internal bond strength, tear resistance and absorbency.
Tissue paper has many uses in packaging and consumer products, and it must meet standards from ASTM, ISO and TAPPI. Test for properties that include wet and dry tensile strength, elongation, thickness, burst strength, softness, compressibility and absorbency.
Plastic film has many applications in food and beverage packaging alongside other industries such as construction and medical. Test for properties such as tensile, elongation, modulus, yield strength and puncture resistance. Other important properties include thickness, COF, impact resistance, film blocking and heat seal strength.
Thwing-Albert Is Your Partner in Quality
As a leading material testing equipment manufacturer, Thwing-Albert strives to deliver unparalleled product quality and accuracy while providing unsurpassed support. This commitment, along with our ISO 9001:2015 certification, will instill confidence that our instrumentation meets relevant standards and provides data that can be trusted and reported confidently.
Beyond our certification, the experts at Thwing-Albert facilitate the operation and prolong the lifespan of our testing equipment through a range of services. We aim to maintain the highest quality of your equipment to help your operation’s continued compliance, offering:
Customized testing solutions
Preventative maintenance service
Technical support and troubleshooting
Our customer and technical support teams are always on standby to limit downtime and provide actionable solutions to equipment concerns. You can reach us at (856) 767-1000 or contact us online if you need assistance.
Material Testing Excellence
Measuring the physical properties of materials for over 120 years.
Take control of materials testing machine configuration with built-to-order instruments to meet quality standards critical to the production process. Equip your laboratory with equipment to meet industry-related requirements.
Working with Thwing-Albert for material testing gives you access to high-performance equipment, but we offer more than other testing equipment companies. Thwing-Albert stands out among testing equipment manufacturers because of our:
Experience: Thwing-Albert Instrument Company began in 1899 — a testament to longevity. While we have been in this industry for decades, our dedication to innovation allows us to deliver solutions to new materials challenges with time-tested approaches.
Location: We manufacture all products in the United States and deliver our solutions to countries worldwide through a network of global partners.
Quality: We are ISO 9001 certified to ensure that quality is at the forefront of any of our business processes. We also enable your laboratory to stay in compliance with regular service by OEM technicians and ISO 17025 accreditation.
Connections: We build strategic partnerships with a range of industry leaders to develop and offer innovative, lasting instruments for material testing. We maintain an active involvement with major standardization organizations such as ASTM, ISO and TAPPI.
Thwing-Albert proudly announces the launch of their latest Thickness Tester, the ProGage Touch. Designed to meet the rigorous demands of quality control and research and development, the ProGage Touch is an advanced micrometer that offers exceptional precision and accuracy. Building upon the success of its predecessor, the new ProGage Touch incorporates several notable enhancements. A user-friendly touchscreen interface offers intuitive navigation of the setup options, parameter configuration, and ease of reviewing test results and analysis.
As we watch our customers make strides and develop the latest sustainable solutions for their existing products it is energizing to see the innovation. With emerging materials we know that the testing needs may also be impacted in the future. When it comes to research and development testing is critical - your materials need to hold up to existing standards and meet your sustainability goals. This might be achieved through the choice of raw materials used, the production process, resource efficiency, eco innovation or waste reduction.
Don't let your testing fall behind. Unforeseen delays are impacting many industries due to a variety of factors. Sometimes it may be labor, sometimes parts, sometimes raw materials. Whatever the cause, it is important to be prepared for the future.
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Thwing-Albert is a leading material testing equipment company that delivers unparalleled solutions for physical property evaluation. While our full inventory of equipment speaks for itself, you can also count on the Thwing-Albert team to provide continuous support for your testing equipment. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our company and our products.