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Tear resistance (Elmendorf)

The examination of the tearing behavior by using the Elmendorf Tear Tester is a dynamic (impact) test. It is e. g. suitable for verifying the effectiveness of easy opening devices on plastic bags, and assessing the influence of stretching processes or reduced wall thickness on film properties. The test can be performed on paper, films, flexible laminated films etc.

test method:Mechanical/ technological properties
Norms: ASTM D 1922 (2023)
DIN EN ISO 1974 (2012-09)
DIN EN ISO 6383-2 (2004-10)
Needed sample size:Sample over total width of material, minimum length: 0,5 m


tearing resistance elmendorf method/ plasic films and flexible laminates
Norm: DIN EN ISO 6383-2

tearing resistance elmendorf/ paper samples
Norm: DIN EN ISO 1974

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