Puncture Resistance Testing

This test method determines the resistance of a product to the penetration of a probe at a single constant test speed, similar to the type of stress encountered in many product end user applications. It measures the force or energy required to penetrate the material and the flexibility of a product. The puncture resistance will depend on the nature of puncture attempt, with the two most important features being point sharpness and force. This test can help determine the strength of a product.