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Foil testing

We test plastic foils made of polyethylene and polymer substrates on the basis of test standards or customer-specific test plans.

Polyethylene foils (PE)

Polyethylene (PE) is the most commonly used plastic, accounting for about 30% of the total. Polyethylene is a semi-crystalline and non-polar thermoplastic and is mainly used for films and packaging such as refuse sacks and carrier bags and as PE powder for coating textiles or paper.

  • Physical tests
  • Optical tests
  • Chemical resistance tests
  • Environmental simulations

PET foils

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a thermoplastic from the polyester family produced by polycondensation. PET has a wide range of applications and is used, among other things, for the production of plastic bottles (PET bottles), films and textile fibres. Areas of application for PET are, for example, packaging films for aroma-proof packaging and furniture films.

  • Physical tests
  • Optical tests
  • Chemical resistance tests
  • Environmental simulations

PVC foils

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a plastic whose properties are significantly influenced by the type and proportion of plasticizer and filler. Adhesive-coated PVC films are used, for example, for digital printing and as cutting films. They are used in advertising technology, for example, for the production of outdoor lettering and full vehicle wrapping.

  • Physical tests
  • Optical tests
  • Chemical resistance tests
  • Environmental simulations

Polypropylene foils (PP)

Polypropylene is the second most important plastic. Although polypropylene is chemically relatively similar to PE, it is much harder, stronger and has a higher thermal load capacity. More than one third of synthetic fibres are produced on the basis of PP. Important areas of application are packaging films and rigid packaging.

  • Physical tests
  • Optical tests
  • Chemical resistance tests
  • Environmental simulations
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Testing services

  • Thickness
  • Puncture strength
  • Puncture resistance
  • Dart-drop (impact procedure)
  • Mass per unit area
  • Friction behaviour (static and sliding friction)
  • Shock test on carrier bags
  • Static hanging test on carrier bags
  • Lift test on carrier bags
  • Tear resistance test (Elmendorf)
  • Tensile test

If you have not found a desired test method, please contact us. We will gladly clarify your request.

  • Shock test on ready-made carrier bags and bags
  • Static hanging test on ready-made carrier bags and pouches
  • Lift test on ready-made carrier bags and bags
  • Dart-Drop Impact on foils
  • Environmental simulation on multi-layer cooler bags

If you have not found a desired test method, please contact us. We will gladly clarify your request.

Emmanuelle
Dault
Lab Engineer
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Further questions? I am looking forward to advise you in English, French and German.
Tel. +41 71 552 02 45
Mathias SchunkeManaging Director
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Further questions? I am looking forward to advise you in English, German and Italian.
Tel. +41 71 552 02 41

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