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Tear Resistance

Tear Resistance

The Tear Resistance test measures the force required to tear a sample material such as woven or non-woven fabrics, and plastic film or sheeting. This test allows manufacturers to determine the strength of the sample.

This test complies with the following standards: ASTM D1004 Standard Test Method for Initial Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Sheeting, WSP100.2 (INDA/EDANA) Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Nonwoven Fabrics by Trapezoid Procedure, and ASTM D 5587 Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Trapezoid procedure. Nelson Laboratories is an active member of ASTM committees.

Applicable Standards

NFPA 1999

Pricing/Quote

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PHY220 - Tear Resistance of Fabrics
Per sample1+$40.00
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PHY225 - Tear Resistance of Rubber and Elastomerics
Per sample1+$40.00
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PHY220 - Tear Resistance of Fabrics
Per sample1+$40.00
PHY225 - Tear Resistance of Rubber and Elastomerics
Per sample1+$40.00

Turn Around Time

Standard turn around times (TAT) are listed below. Ask an expert for a specific consultation on your product.

Code Test TAT
PHY220 Tear Resistance of Fabrics 7
PHY225 Tear Resistance of Rubber and Elastomerics 10
Code TAT
PHY220 7
PHY225 10

Sample Specifications

PHY220: Minimum 10 samples (5 cross and 5 machine); each sample must be 3 x 6 inches
PHY225: Minimum 11 samples; each sample is die cut ~2 x 5 inches

Study Outline

In the Tear Resistance test, plastic samples are cut using the ASTM D1004 C die and the average of several thickness measurements is reported. The instrument is set up with the crosshead speed to 2 inches per minute and the specimen is inserted into the grips. The maximum load in pound force for the specimen is reported.
 
Fabric samples are cut to 3 x 6 inches. The instrument is set to 12 inches per minute and the specimen is inserted into the grips. The maximum load in pound force is reported.