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Compared to paper and textile, the nonwovens industry is still relatively young. Many of the test procedures used for nonwovens are either taken directly from these better-established industries or are modifications of test methods currently used.

Nonwovens continue to grow both in volume and in the number and diversity of their applications. This is driven by the ability to produce a high-volume custom material with a wide variety of properties at a relatively low cost.

Stiffness to Air Permeability Nonwovens Testing Services

Wisconsin-based IPS Testing offers a large range of testing services suitable for evaluating the key nonwoven properties that drive the success of your application. From Stiffness, Abrasion Resistance and Air Permeability to Barrier Properties, Water Vapor Transmission and Flammability, we utilize various test methods to tell you how your materials stack up against your objectives and your competitors.

For nonwovens testing, we perform AATCC, ASTM, CFR, ISO, TAPPI, WSP and our own IPS test methods.

Test Methods Applicable to Nonwovens

TitleMethod Number
Test Methods for nonwovens - Part 6: AbsorptionISO 9073-6
Colorfastness to Crocking: Crockmeter MethodAATCC 8
Taber AbrasionTAPPI T 476
Fiber Analysis of paper and paper boardTAPPI T 401
Water Resistance: Impact Penetration TestAATCC 42
Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure TestAATCC 127
Gray Scale for StainingAATCC EP 2
Air Permeability of Textile FabricsASTM D 737
Failure in Sewn Seams of Woven Apparel FabricsASTM D 1683
Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum MethodASTM D 1922
Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of FabricASTM D 3776
Bursting Strength of Textile Fabrics - Diaphragm Bursting Strength Tester MethodASTM D 3786
Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)ASTM D 5034
Breaking Force and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Strip Method)ASTM D 5035
Tearing Strength of Nonwoven Fabrics by the Trapezoid ProcedureASTM D 5733
Bursting Strength of Fabrics Constant Rate of Extension (CRE) Ball Burst TestASTM D 6797
Test methods for Nonwovens - Part 10: Lint and other particles generation in the dry state.ISO 9073-10
Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) ApparatusASTM D1424
Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling DartASTM D1709
Bursting Strength of Textiles - Constant-Rate-of-Traverse (CRT) Ball Burst TestASTM D3787
Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Rotary Platform, Double-Head Method)ASTM D3884
Total Energy Impact of Plastic Films by Dart DropASTM D4272
Tearing Strength of Fabric by Trapezoid ProcedureASTM D5587
Standard practice for Calculating Yellowness and Whiteness Indices from Instrumentally Measured Color CoordinatesASTM E313
Laboratory Test Method for 16 CFR Part 1610: Standard for Flammability of Clothing Textiles Laboratory Test ManualCFR 1610
Absorption, Time and Rewet - Single Insult (Specimen cut from Whole Product)IPS Method
Absorption, Time - Liquid Strike-Through, Repeated (Specimen cut from Whole Product)IPS Method
Absorption, Time - Liquid Strike-Through (Specimen cut from Whole Product)IPS Method
Absorption, Capacity - 4" x 4" Specimen (Tissue and Thin Absorbent Products)IPS Method
Absorption, Time and Rewet - Three Insults (Specimen cut from Whole Product)IPS Method
Textile Test Methods - Textile Fabrics - Determination of Resistance to Water Penetration - Hydrostatic Pressure TestISO 811:1981
Textiles - Test methods for nonwovens - Part 3: Determination of tensile strength and elongationISO 9073-3
Textiles - Determination of the Permeability of Fabrics to AirISO 9237
Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at 23 °C. and 50% RHTAPPI T 448
Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at high temperature and humidity.TAPPI T 464
Absorption, Time - Wet Out (Tissues and Nonwovens )US Patent 7166189
Three Standard Test Methods for Nonwoven AbsorptionWSP 10.1
Evaluation of Oil and Fatty Liquids AbsorptionWSP 10.4
Abrasion Resistance of Nonwoven Fabrics Using a Nonwoven Modified Martindale Abrasion Test MethodWSP 20.5
Electro Static Decay of Nonwoven FabricsWSP 40.2
Air Permeability of Nonwoven MaterialsWSP 70.1
Nonwoven Coverstock Liquid Strike-Through Time Using Simulated Urine.WSP 70.3
Wetback After Repeated Strike-Through TimeWSP 70.8
Rate of Acqusition and Re-WetWSP 70.9
Centrifugal Liquid Retention CapacityWSP 70.10
Evaluation of Water Penetration (Spray Impact Test) of Nonwoven Fabrics.WSP 80.3
Evaluation of Water Resistance (Hydrostatic Pressure) TestWSP 80.6
Nonwovens Coverstock WetbackWSP 80.10
Stiffness of Nonwoven Fabrics Using the Cantilever TestWSP 90.1
Tearing Strength of Nonwoven Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf) Apparatus.WSP 100.1
Testing Strength of Nonwoven Fabrics by the Trapezoid ProcedureWSP 100.2
Breaking Strength and Elongation of Nonwoven Materials (Grab Strength Test)WSP 110.1
Standard Test Method for Breaking Force and Elongation of Nonwoven Materials (Strip Method)WSP 110.4
Resistance to Mechanical Penetration (Ball Burst Procedure) of Nonwoven FabricsWSP 110.5
Mass per Unit Area.WSP 130.1
Resistance to Linting of Nonwoven FabricsWSP 160.1
Cup CrushWSP 402.0

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