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.
This year, EDANA and INDA, the leading global nonwovens associations, have jointly launched the 2021 edition of standard procedures for the nonwovens and related industries. The Nonwovens Standard Procedures (NWSP) provides test procedures and guidance to support quality applications across the nonwovens and related industries.
This small table top design is a valuable addition to the laboratory and can help increase efficiency in developing new materials or verifying your existing products are up to the required industry standards.
This tester follows the free-falling dart method and is ideal for testing Plastic Films, Coated Materials, Sheeted Materials, Nylons, and Building Materials. Meet ASTM D1709 Method A and Method B depending on the setup.
When testing materials an important factor to consider is environmental influences on performance. Materials often need to be evaluated at temperatures other than ambient to better quantify and predict how they will perform through the production process and, ultimately, for end-use application.
Selecting a materials tester is a major project – it takes time and investigation to ensure that the instrument will not only meet your needs today but provide room to grow as your testing needs expand.