Specialising in physical and printing testing, Test-Tech's fully independent testing and consultancy services are available to manufacturers and suppliers in every part of the paper production chain from paper producers, coaters, convertors, merchants, raw material suppliers to printers and other end users.
Offering a comprehensive range of physical tests suitable for assessing papers and other substrates from lightweight to board grammages, Test-Tech's extensive lab-sbased printing has a proven track record in resolving customer complaints, identifying production issues, helping develop new products and in-depth benchmarking.
Paper and synthetic substrate testing capabilities:
Paper strength properties
Tear, tensile, bending resistance, burst, zero span, fibre strength, internal bond strength (Scott-Bond) method, MIT double fold.
Paper surface properties
Surface friction, dynamic absorption testing (DAT, contact angle test), smoothness, Parker Print Surf (PSS), surface roughness (Bekk and Bendsten), surface and volume resistivity, TABER abrasion, peel strength.
Paper permeability and absorption properties
Air permeance (Bendsten, Gurley, Potts), water absorption via Cobb, Klemm and EMCO techniques, water vapour transmission rate (MVTR).
Paper optical properties
Opacity, whiteness, brightness and colour via Lab co-ordinates, light stability via Xenon chamber.
Paper print properties
paper and print permanence testing