Tear Strength Testing

Tear testing is the measurement of a materials strength when it is pulled apart. In most standards related to this type of test the thickness of the sample is also factored in. The result is expressed as force/thickness. Many types of material can be tear tested on a universal test machine but the most common are fabrics, films, rubber, and woven composite materials. Precision speed control, accurate loadcells, and proper sample preparation are critical to obtaining accurate and repeatable results. United has a large selection of equipment that will help you perform tear tests, including specialized grips and fixtures and die cutters for proper sample preparation.