ASTM F88 is the Standard Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials.  Thwing-Albert can help with sample preparation of ASTM F88 compliant test strips, heat sealers, and the VantageNX for running seal strength tests.  

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What Is ASTM F88?

ASTM F88 is a testing standard for measuring the seal strength of flexible barrier materials across various applications. Seal strength relates to the force needed to separate two components of a flexible package. This ASTM standard is critical for measuring opening force, integrity and the effectiveness of the entire package.

Thwing-Albert’s ASTM F88 Equipment for Seal-Strength Testing

Thwing-Albert offers an extensive selection of industry-leading testing equipment configured to meet ASTM F88 standards.

VantageNX Tensile Testing Machine

The VantageNX Tensile Testing Machine is a powerful, efficient and fully customizable testing system for measuring seal strength and other critical properties that meet ASTM F88 standards. The machine’s small footprint offers a practical solution for efficient product testing on the factory floor.

FP-2260 Friction/Peel Tester

The FP-2260 friction and peel tester features an efficient benchtop design with various test modes to measure multiple physical properties of flexible barrier materials, including seal-strength testing vital to packaging performance.

ASTM F88 Precision Cutters

JDC precision sample strip cutters have become the industry standard for preparing material samples for ASTM F88 and other testing applications.

  • JDC Precision Cutter (10-inch samples):JDC 10-inch cutters can cut samples from 1/8 to 3 inches wide and up to 10 inches long.
  • JDC Precision Cutter (12-inch samples):JDC 12-inch cutters deliver cuts from 1/8 to 3 inches wide and up to 12 inches long.
  • JDC Precision Cutter (16-inch samples):JDC 16-inch cutters provide clean, accurate cuts for samples 1/8 to 3 inches wide and up to 16 inches long.

MTT Strip Cutter

The MTT manual strip cutter can accurately cut samples to size for measuring seal strength and other essential material properties. The design features an adjustable cutting blade and a locking mechanism for increased safety.

ASTM F88 Heat Sealers

CeraTek heat sealers are ideal for providing the replicated material samples needed for measuring the seal strength of packaging to comply with ASTM F88 standards. 

  • CeraTek AS/1 Heat Sealers (12-inch and 24-inch):CeraTek AS/1 Heat Sealers feature an open-back frame with surface-mounted thermocouples, a temperature controller, a digital timer and dual-action cylinders to produce repeatable, accurate seals.
  • CeraTek ASL/1 Heat Sealers (12-inch and 24-inch):CeraTek ASL/1 Heat Sealers contain all the same features as the AS/1 heat sealer with the addition of an independent temperature controlled lower sealing die.

Choose Thwing-Albert Equipment for ASTM F88 Testing Standards

Thwing-Albert has supplied reliable and accurate testing instruments to research laboratories, quality control departments and academia worldwide for over a century. Our professionals have decades of combined experience to help you choose the most practical measuring instruments for ASTM F88 standards and other testing applications. Contact us online for pricing or additional product information.