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Tear Strength Testing

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Tear Strength Testing


How much resistance would it take to tear your material sample apart? Find out with the best tear testing machines from Industrial Physics.

Made by United Testing machines, our specialist materials testing business with 50 years’ experience, our tear testers deliver accurate results, every time.

Whatever the materials you work with – from fabrics, films and rubber to woven composite materials – we have the technology to put them to the test. 


Typically you test your materials to meet stringent international standards and the thickness of the sample is also factored in. The result is expressed as force/thickness.

To get the accurate and repeatable results you need, precision speed control, loadcells, and proper sample preparation is critical. We make a wide variety of equipment that will help you to perform tear tests – including specialized grips, fixtures and die cutters for proper sample preparation.

View United Testing Systems machines here

United can help you with these and many other testing standards that require measuring Tear strength.

ASTM D1004 – Standard Test Method for Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting
ASTM D1938 – Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method
ASTM D2261 – Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) Procedure (Constant-Rate-of-Extension Tensile Testing Machine)
ASTM D2582 – Standard Test Method for Puncture-Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting
ASTM D5587 – Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Trapezoid Procedure
ASTM D5884 – Standard Test Method for Determining Tearing Strength of Internally Reinforced Geomembranes
ASTM D624 – Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers