Puncture Resistance

Instron®testing instrument.

Instron® test for puncture resistance

Slow Puncture (Instron® testing system)

Puncture Resistance of substrates can be measured using an Instron®testing instrument fitted with a special clamping fixture to hold the sample. The probe is attached to the load cell and is forced at a slow speed into the sample until failure. The load cell measures the force required to puncture the substrate sample. Substrates with high puncture resistance are preferable for medical devices, especially those which are heavy or have sharp edges.

Elmendorf tear tester.

Elmendorf digital

machine for dart drop testing.
dart drop testing in action.