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Tests on Paper

ZwickRoell solutions for testing of special paper, graphic paper and printing paper, and tests on paper composites.

Short-span compressive strength S-test

DIN 5014
Determination of the short-span compressive strength on corrugating medium to DIN 5014
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2-Point Flexure Tests

ISO 2493-1, DIN 53121, ISO 5628, DIN 55437-3, DIN 19304
Determines the bending stiffness of paper and cardboard to ISO 2493-1, DIN 53121, ISO 5628, and DIN 19304, together with the technical quality of creasings to DIN 55437-3
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Internal bond test

TAPPI T 541 ISO 15754
Determining the internal bond strength between the layers to TAPPI T 541 or ISO 15754
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Measuring the Coefficient of Friction

Static and Dynamic Friction to TAPPI T 549
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Zero-Span Tensile Test

Fiber Strength of Paper to TAPPI T 231
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Short-Span Compression Test SCT Test

to ISO 9895, EN 54518 or TAPPI T 826 - compressive strength of paper
to Short-Span Compression Test SCT Test

Ring Crush Test RCT Test

Determining the ring crush resistance of a paper strip formed into a ring (ISO 12192 or TAPPI T 822)
to Ring Crush Test RCT Test

Corrugating Medium Test (CMT)

Behavior of the corrugating medium following forming in the fluter (DIN EN ISO 7263, TAPPI T 809)
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ISO 535, DIN EN 20535 und TAPPI T 441
The Cobb test is carried out on paper, cardboard and corrugated cardboard and tested according to ISO 535, EN 20535, TAPPI T 441.
to Cobb-Test

Burst Test

ISO 2758
Determining the bursting strength to standards ISO 2758 and ISO 2459
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Dry Tensile Test

to DIN EN ISO 1924-2 or TAPPI T 494 - determining tear strength and tear length
to Dry Tensile Test

Wet Tensile Test

ISO 3781, TAPPI T 456
Strength of the paper (or tissue) in a wet state to ISO 3781, TAPPI T 456
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The compressibility test is used to determine the elastic and plastic behavior of paper. Compressibility tests are performed to test and adjust the runnability and printing properties of paper.
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