This test measures the force required to tear a test piece, in continuation of a prepared cut or nick or completely across the width of specific test pieces.
For rubber materials, we are equipped for all three of the trouser, crescent, and angle tear testing techniques. For plastics films, we have Elmendorf tear capability.

Common Standards

  • BS ISO 34—Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic. Determination of tear strength. Trouser, angle and crescent test pieces
  • BS EN ISO 6383-2—Plastics. Film and sheeting. Determination of tear resistance. Elmendorf method

About our Labs

The presence of our extensive samples preparation which include the thickness reduction of rubbers by slitting/buffing ensure we are able to test a huge variety of materials and product forms.