Tensile testing is one of the most common ways of measuring material strength. It involves the linear stretching of a material until failure or some critical value is achieved. Tensile testing can be performed on most types of materials and gives information about yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, modulus of elasticity (stiffness), elongation, and other important properties.
A tensile test is a reliable way to get data about how different processes may affect the performance of your final product – processes such as sterilization, extended aging periods, and exposure to various temperature and humidity conditions.
Our universal tester can not only perform tensile tests, but our large number of custom grips and fixtures allow us to perform many different types of procedures depending on your specific needs.
ASTM Tensile Test Standards:
- ASTM D412 Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
- ASTM D638 Tensile Properties of Plastics
- ASTM D882 Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
- ASTM D1708 Tensile Properties of Plastics by Use of Microtensile Specimens
- ASTM D3759/ASTM D3759M Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
- ASTM D5034 Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
- ASTM D5035 Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Strip Test)
- TAPPI T 494 Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard
- ISO 37 Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Determination of tensile stress-strain properties
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