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VantageNX Tensile Testing Machine

Meet a wide range of testing needs when fit with the right grips and fixtures. ASTM, ISO, TAPPI, and more…

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FP-2260 Friction/Peel Tester

Versatile and Compact – Select setups for testing of COF, Peel and Seal Strength.  

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CeraTek Laboratory Heat Sealers

Browse the full line of medical pouch and tray sealers.  CeraTek laboratory heat sealers conform to ASTM F2029 Test Method.  

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ProGage Thickness Tester

If you need precise thickness measurements this is an advanced micrometer that can evaluate your material quickly and accurately for thickness.

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Material Testing Equipment Manufacturer

For more than a century, Thwing-Albert Instrument Company has manufactured testing machines for measuring the physical properties of a range of materials. Research laboratories and quality control departments worldwide from industries including adhesives, paper, packaging, plastics, nonwovens, textiles and tissue testing rely upon Thwing-Albert testing equipment.

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Material Testing Excellence

Measuring the physical properties of materials for over 120 years.

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Meet Quality Standards

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. 

ASTM, TAPPI, ISO, INDA, and more

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Don't let your testing fall behind.

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.

Get a better GRIP on Testing.

Learn about some tips for the selection of grips and fixtures for use when testing with a Universal Materials Tester like the VantageNX or the QC-3A. This is one of the most important accessories because your samples need to stay in place during a test in order to be valid along with keeping your quality lab safe.

Take a Deeper Look at Peel and Seal Testing.

The terms peel and seal strength are sometimes used interchangeably when describing a material's adhesion properties and the appropriate test methods to accurately test and measure this property. In reality, these terms are distinctly different when it comes to materials testing. Specific testing protocols should be followed to ensure accurate and comparable data.