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Puncture Test

FTMS 101C - Method 2065

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This puncture test measures the load required to puncture flexible sheet materials. It is used to simulate everyday puncture failure or as a quality control method on sheeting and film.

Test Procedure:
The puncture fixture is attached to the compression plate of an Instron universal testing machine. A 50 x 50 mm (2" x 2") square test sample is clamped into the test future. The puncture tool is pushed through the film at a relatively slow speed. The load at rupture is recorded.

Specimen size:
A 50 x 50 mm (2" x 2") sample is required.

The load at rupture is given.

Equipment Used:
Instron Universal Testing Machine
Puncture test fixture

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