Smithers Rapra has a wealth of experience in determining the tear properties of polymeric materials in various forms.

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 plastics films we have Elmendorf tear capability.

Sample Preparation

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.

Standards and Accreditation

Smithers Rapra are ISO 17025 UKAS accredited to test plastic film materials to
BS EN ISO 6383-2.