Puncture Test Federal Test Method Standard (FTMS) 101C - Method 2065
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.
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.
50 x 50 mm (2" x 2")
Load at rupture
**Please note that this test description is intentionally generic in nature and aimed at providing a descriptive summary to enhance test understanding. Standards can be obtained from appropriate standard authorities.
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