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PULP AND PAPER TESTING

Our Lab Services Put Your Pulp and Paper to the Test

IPS Testing’s paper testing laboratory performs a wide range of physical and analytical tests that are specific to the industry. Our lab performs ISO, ASTM and TAPPI methods for all pulp and paper, tissue and paperboard testing, including physical, optical and thermal coating property as well as printability testing. IPS is equipped with many lab instruments specific to the paper industry and has a 5,500 square-foot temperature- and humidity-controlled TAPPI paper testing lab to ensure accurate and reproducible test results. We also have a pre-conditioning chamber, if requested, for TAPPI tests.

At IPS, we provide independent results to clients worldwide with the assurance of strict confidentiality. Our paper testing experts can develop or modify test methods to meet your specific needs.

For pulp and paper testing, we perform several TAPPI test methods as well as an ISO standard for pulp refining and our own IPS test method for paper tensile.

Pulp and Paper Testing Methods – Physical and Analytical Testing

TestMethodTest Materials
Abrasion Resistance, Ink Rub - DryTAPPI T 830Paper
Abrasion Resistance, Ink Rub - FunctionalTAPPI T 830Paper
Abrasion Resistance, Ink Rub - WetTAPPI T 830Paper
Abrasion Resistance, Taber AbrasionTAPPI T 476Paper
Abrasion, NeedleIPS MethodPaper
Absorption, Capacity IPS MethodTissue and Thin Absorbent Products
Absorption, Capacity and Time - WaterISO 12625-8Tissue
Absorption, Rate - Castor OilTAPPI T 462Paper
Absorption, Time - Water DropTAPPI T 835Tissue
Absorption, Time - Water Drop AbsorptionTAPPI T 835Corrugate
Absorption, Time - Water Drop PenetrationTAPPI T 831Corrugate
Absorption, Time and Capacity - WaterISO 12625-8Tissue
Absorption, Wicking Rate - Four Test IntervalsWSP 10.1 Section 7.3 or ISO 9073-6 Section 6Tissue and Nonwovens
Absorption, Wicking Rate - Three Test IntervalsWSP 10.1 Section 7.3 or ISO 9073-6 Section 6Tissue and Nonwovens
Air Permeability TAPPI T 251Porous Paper, Pulp Handsheets and Fabrics
Ash, 525°CTAPPI T 211Paper
Ash, 900°CTAPPI T 413Paper
Ash, Acid InsolubleTAPPI T 244Paper
Basis WeightTAPPI T 220Paper Handsheets
Basis WeightTAPPI T 410 or ISO 536Paper and Paperboard
Basis WeightISO 12625-6Tissue
Bauer McNett, FinesTAPPI T 233Pulp
Box CompressionTAPPI T 804Packaging and Paper
Brightness, Diffuse or ISOISO 12625-7Tissue
Brightness, Diffuse or ISO - C illuminantISO 2470-1Paper
Brightness, Diffuse or ISO - C illuminantTAPPI T 525Paper
Brightness, Diffuse or ISO - D65 IlluminantTAPPI T 579Paper
Brightness, Diffuse or ISO - D65 illuminantISO 2470-2Paper
Brightness, Directional or TAPPITAPPI T 646Paper with Clay Fillers or Paper Slurries
Brightness, Directional or TAPPITAPPI T 452Paper
Brightness, Fluorescent Component - Diffuse or ISO ISO 2470-1 or ISO 2470-2Paper
Brightness, Fluorescent Component - Diffuse or ISO TAPPI T 525 or TAPPI T 579Paper
Brightness, Fluorescent Component - Directional or TAPPI TAPPI T 452Paper
Britt Jar, FinesTAPPI T 261Pulp
Bulk or Specific Volume - CalculationTAPPI T 220Paper and Handsheets
Burst, Ball BurstISO 12625-9 or TAPPI T 570Tissue
Burst, MullenTAPPI T 403 or ISO 2758Paper
Burst, MullenTAPPI T 220Paper Handsheets
Burst, MullenTAPPI T 807 or ISO 2759Paperboard and Linerboard
Burst, MullenTAPPI T 810Corrugate, Solid Fiberboard
Burst, Mullen - WetTAPPI UM 401Paper
CaliperTAPPI T 411Paper, Paperboard and Combined Board
CaliperTAPPI T 220Handsheets
CaliperASTM D 374Solid Electrical Insulation
CaliperASTM D 645Paper and Paperboard
Caliper, Bulking ThicknessISO 12625-3Tissue
Caliper, Bulking Thickness ISO 534 Paper and Board
Caliper, Single Sheet Thickness ISO 12625-3Tissue
Caliper, Single Sheet ThicknessISO 534Paper and Board
Cobb SizeTAPPI T 441Paper, Combined Board
COF, Horizontal PlaneTAPPI T 549Paper
COF, Horizontal Plane - Optional ParametersTAPPI T 549Paper
COF, Horizontal Plane - Optional SurfacesTAPPI T 549Paper
COF, Slide AngleASTM D 4918Paper
COF, Slide Angle - Frictionizing Agent, Three SlidesTAPPI T 815Packaging
COF, Slide Angle - No Frictionizing Agent, Single SlideTAPPI T 815Packaging
Color, L,a,b,L*,a*,b* - Diffuse or ISO using C illuminant TAPPI T 527Paper
Color, L,a,b,L*,a*,b* - Diffuse or ISO using C illuminant ISO 5631-1Paper
Color, L,a,b,L*,a*,b* - Diffuse or ISO using D65 illuminant ISO 5631-2Paper
Color, L,a,b,L*,a*,b* - Directional or TAPPITAPPI T 524Paper with Clay Fillers or Paper Slurries
Color, L,a,b,L*,a*,b* - Directional or TAPPI TAPPI T 524Paper
Color, L,a,b,L*,a*,b* - Directional or TAPPITAPPI T 524Slurries
Color, L,a,b,L*,a*,b*, CIE Whiteness - Diffuse or ISOISO 12625-7Tissue
Color, Whiteness - Diffuse or ISO using C illuminant ISO 11476Paper
Color, Whiteness - Diffuse or ISO using C illuminant TAPPI T 560Paper
Color, Whiteness - Diffuse or ISO using D65 illuminant ISO 11475Paper
Color, Whiteness - Directional or TAPPITAPPI T 562Paper
ConsistencyTAPPI T 240Pulp
CurlTAPPI T 520Paper
Density, Apparent - CalculationTAPPI T 220Paper and Handsheets
DirtTAPPI T 563Paper
Dispersability, Shaker Method - IPS RatingIPS MethodTissue and Flushable Products
Dispersability, Shaker Method - IPS Rating IPS MethodTissue and Flushable Products
Dispersability, Vortex Method with ScreeningWSP 511.3 Tissue and Flushable Products
Dispersability, Vortex Method without ScreeningWSP 511.3 Tissue and Flushable Products
Dispersability, Vortex Method without ScreeningWSP 511.3 Tissue and Flushable Products
DustIPS MethodPaper
Edge Crush, Short Column Test or ECTTAPPI T 811Corrugate
Extractives (soxhlet)TAPPI T 204Paper
Fines, Bauer McNettTAPPI T 233Pulp
Fines, Britt JarTAPPI T 261Pulp
Flame Resistance, Type ITAPPI T 461 Paper and Paperboard
Flame Resistance, Type II TAPPI T 461Paper and Paperboard
Flat CrushTAPPI T 808Corrugate
Fluorescent Component - Diffuse or ISO TAPPI T 525 or TAPPI T 579Paper
Fluorescent Component - Diffuse or ISO ISO 2470-1 or ISO 2470-2Paper
Fluorescent Component - Directional or TAPPITAPPI T 452Paper
Fold, MITTAPPI T 511Handsheets
Fold, MITTAPPI T 511Paper
Fold, SchopperTAPPI T 423Paper
Freeness, Canadian StandardTAPPI T 227Pulp
Gloss, 20° TAPPI T 653Paper
Gloss, 75°TAPPI T 480Paper
Grease Resistance, Kit TestingTAPPI T 559Paper
Handsheet PrepTAPPI T 205Pulp
Handsheet Prep and Handsheet Testing, Discount PackageTAPPI T 240 TAPPI T 227 TAPPI T 205 and TAPPI T 220Paper
Handsheet Prep, Buchner FunnelTAPPI T 218Pulp
Handsheet Prep, Chemical AdditivesTAPPI T 205Pulp
Handsheet Prep, Heavy Handsheets for Board Stock TestingTAPPI T 205Pulp
Handsheet Prep, Mechanical Pulps Requiring DelatinizationTAPPI T 205 and TAPPI T 262Mechanical Pulps
Handsheet Prep, Pulp BlendsTAPPI T 205Pulp Blends
Handsheet Testing, "Burst"TAPPI T 220Paper
Handsheet Testing, "Caliper"TAPPI T 220Paper
Handsheet Testing, Basis WeightTAPPI T 220Paper
Handsheet Testing, Bulk/DensityTAPPI T 220Paper
Handsheet Testing, Light Scattering CoefficientTAPPI T 220Paper
Handsheet Testing, MIT FoldTAPPI T 220Paper
Handsheet Testing, TearTAPPI T 220Paper
Handsheet Testing, TensileTAPPI T 220Paper
Hercules Size TestTAPPI T 530Paper
HygroexpansivityIPS MethodPaper
Ink Rub - DryTAPPI T 830Paper
Ink Rub - FunctionalTAPPI T 830Paper
Ink Rub - WetTAPPI T 830Paper
Internal Bond, Scott BondTAPPI T 569Paper or Handsheets
Internal Bond, Z-Direction TensileTAPPI T 541Paper
Light Scattering CoefficientTAPPI T 220 TAPPI T 425 or TAPPI T 1214Paper and Handsheets
Moisture, As ReceivedTAPPI T 412 Paper
Moisture, EquilibriumTAPPI T 550 Paper
Needle AbrasionIPS MethodPaper
Opacity, Diffuse or ISOISO 12625-7Tissue
Opacity, Diffuse or ISO ISO 2471Paper
Opacity, Diffuse or ISOTAPPI T 519 Paper
Opacity, Directional Geometry using 89% Reflectance Backing or TAPPI OpacityTAPPI T 425Paper
Opacity, Directional Geometry using Paper Backing or Printing OpacityTAPPI T 425Paper
Opacity, Directional Geometry using Paper Backing with Light Scattering CoefficientTAPPI T 425 TAPPI T 1214Paper
Perforation StrengthISO 12625-12Tissue, Towel, Wipes
Ply SeparationTAPPI T 812Paper
Porosity, GurleyTAPPI T 460 or ISO 5636-5Paper
Porosity, GurleyTAPPI T 460 or ISO 5636-5Handsheets
Porosity, Parker Print-SurfISO 8791-4Paper
Refining, PFITAPPI T 248 or ISO 5264-2 with TAPPI T 240 TAPPI T 227 TAPPI T 205 and TAPPI T 220Pulp
RejectsTAPPI T 278Paper
Repulpability TAPPI UM 213Paper
Repulpability IPS (Hybrid Method)Paper
Ring CrushTAPPI T 818Paper
Roughness, Parker Print-SurfTAPPI T 555Paper
Roughness, SheffieldTAPPI T 538Paper and Handsheets
Scorebend, Box OpeningIPS MethodPaper
Scorebend, RatioIPS MethodPaper
Scott Bond TAPPI T 569Paper or Handsheets
Short Span Compressive Strength, SCT or STFI TAPPI T 826Paper or Handsheets
Size Test, Cobb - 30 Minute Test TAPPI T 441Combined Board
Size Test, Cobb - Short TestTAPPI T 441Paper
Size Test, HerculesTAPPI T 530Paper
Softness, Cup CrushWSP 402.0Paper
Softness, Roll FirmnessIPS MethodPaper
STFI or SCT, Short Span Compressive StrengthTAPPI T 826Paper
StickiesTAPPI T 277Paper
Stiffness, Four Point Beam TAPPI T 836Corrugate
Stiffness, GurleyTAPPI T 543Paper
Stiffness, TaberISO 2493-2Paper
Stiffness, TaberTAPPI T 489 or TAPPI T 586Paper
Stiffness, Three Point BeamISO 5628Paperboard
Stiffness, Two Point MethodISO 5628Paper
Taber AbrasionTAPPI T 476Paper
Tear, ElmendorfTAPPI T 220Handsheets
Tear, ElmendorfISO 1974Paper
Tear, ElmendorfTAPPI T 414Paper
Tensile ISO 1924-2Paper
TensileTAPPI T 494Paper and Paperboard
TensileTAPPI T 220Handsheets
Tensile, DryISO 12625-4Tissue
Tensile, High Tensile Strength >250 lbf/inTAPPI T 494Paper, Board, etc.
Tensile, Perforation StrengthISO 12625-12Tissue
Tensile, Wet - Finch CupISO 12625-5Tissue
Tensile, Wet - Finch Cup TAPPI T 456Low Wet Strength Papers
Tensile, Wet - ImmersionTAPPI T 456Paper and Paperboard
Tensile, Wet - IPS WettingISO 12625-4 and IPS Method for WettingTissue
Tensile, Wet - IPS Wetting MethodTAPPI T 494 and IPS Method for WettingLow Wet Strength Papers
ViscosityTAPPI T 230Paper
Water Vapor Transmission Rate, Desiccant Method ASTM E 96/E 96MPaper
Water Vapor Transmission Rate, Desiccant Method TAPPI T 448Paper
Water Vapor Transmission Rate, Desiccant Method at 90% RH and 37.8°CTAPPI T 464Paper
Water Vapor Transmission Rate, Water MethodASTM E 96/E 96MPaper
Wax PickTAPPI T 459Paper
Z-Directional TensileTAPPI T 541Paper
Zero-span TensileTAPPI T 231Handsheets
Zero-span Tensile, WetTAPPI T 273Handsheets

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