T-peel test of a seal

Medical Device & Pharmaceutical

Score bend test on corrugated board using a F305 test stand with a G1071 score bend fixture

Paperboard and Corrugated board Packaging

  • Score bend testing
  • Opening force
  • Adhesive peel
  • TAPPI-T821 pin adhesion of corrugated board.
  • Seal strength
  • Blister packs 
  • Tensile strength
  • Burst strength
  • Paperboard crush resistance

Plastics and Rubber

  • Tensile strength testing
  • Puncture testing of plastic films
  • Bubble wrap perforation pull-a-part testing
  • Detergent pod crush testing
  • Plastic floor coverings
  • Closures
  • Friction testing
  • Tear/peel testing
  • Induction seals
  • Tubing
  • Pipes
  • UPVC window profiles 

Ergonomics Testing & Job Task Analysis

  • Pushing a wheelchair or cart
  • Loading and unloading boxes
  • Luggage / cargo handling
  • Operating heavy machinery
  • Muscle strength testing
  • Fitness assessment
  • Lifting boxes
  • Pulling items from racks

Physiotherapy and Athletics

  • Physical therapy instruments
  • Rehabilitation progress testing
  • Grip strength
  • Static and dynamic balance
  • Range of motion
  • Strength symmetry
Burger patty test, puncture test of a tortilla

Food texture analysis

  • Hardness
  • Crispiness
  • Firmness
  • Consistency
  • Crunchiness
  • Shear
  • Rupture
  • Stickiness
  • Cohesiveness
  • Stiffness
  • Viscosity
Top load testing of a plastic bottle using a Chatillon TCM test stand.

Food and Beverage Packaging

  • Top load testing
  • Clamshell container opening force
  • Cap torque testing
  • Cork pull out force
  • Aerosol cap pull-off

Springs

  • Pushbutton actuation 
  • Mattress testing 
  • Spring clip insertion and extraction 
  • Compression testing 
  • Tension testing 
  • Spring-type component/assembly testing

Textiles

  • Webbing, harnesses, belts
  • Fabric strength testing
  • Belts 
  • Rope, twine, string
  • Finished good testing - seam strength, etc. 

Aerospace

  • Hydraulic force gauges for airplane maintenance
  • Spring testing
  • Wire terminal crimp pull testing
  • Force and torque testing of dials and switches
  • Passenger control button activation force
  • Bearing torque testing
  • Cable tension testing
  • Tensile strength of materials
  • Bend strength of materials
  • Electronics component pull-off testing
  • Seatbelt release force

Cosmetics

  • Lipstick break strength
  • Powder compacts/eye shadow
  • Compaction strength
  • Gelcaps
  • Cream gel tests
  • Seal strength testing
  • Lipstick/lip balm hardness
  • Soap/wax hardness

Electronics, Components

  • Wire terminal/crimp pull off force
  • Glass and ceramic flexural break strength
  • Credit and smart card de-lamination 
  • Cable/loom - conductor breakage tests
  • Keypad actuation
  • PCB's - adhesive and component pull off strength 
  • Solder strength on components 
  • Weld strength

Construction and construction materials

  • Geotextile puncture resistance strength
  • Adhesives
  • Fastners – nuts, bolts, screws, nails, etc.
  • Asphalt and bitumen
  • Harness and webbing tensile testing
  • Plasterboard
  • Sealants and mastics
  • UPVC window profiles
  • Wallpaper
  • Wire/cable pull testing
  • Wood/timber

Metals

  • Tensile strength
  • Flexural/bend strength 
  • Weld strength
  • Ductility
  • Fasteners – nuts, bolts, screws, nails, etc. 
  • Chains 
  • Coils 
  • Compression strength 
  • Pipes 
  • Springs 

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