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Horizontal Tensile Tester

The Horizontal Tensile Tester is used for the determination of tensile properties of paper, board and tissue paper: tensile strength, stretch at rupture and TEA (tensile energy absorption) during quality control and R&D.

The new and modern design associated to the use of light and resistant materials, offers a friendly, ergonomic and secure operation to the user.

The exclusive interactive and intuitive software offers options to three complete tests and a basic test. The software enables 3 specific programs with option for statistical and respective resistances calculation, according to the applicable technical standards.

During the test, the wide LCD display shows a graphic of the evolution of the test and after its conclusion indicates automatically the maximum force and elongation of the test piece.

Test Results using the Horizontal Tensile Tester

Also available RS232 serial port for interface with PC for transfer of test results, thermal printer, memory for automatic storage of the last 500 reports and search function by date, operator, material or test type.

Optional items with the Horizontal Tensile Tester

  • Delamination device DI-DEL (Z bond test)

  • Pneumatic Precision Sample Cutter (GP-21): 15 x 300 mm, 25 x 300 mm or 50x300 mm

About the horizontal tensile test for Paper, board & tissue paper 

This test method describes the procedure, using constant-rate-of-elongation equipment, for determining four tensile breaking properties of paper and paperboard: tensile strength, stretch, tensile energy absorption, and tensile stiffness. 

This procedure is applicable to all types of paper and paperboard within the limitations of the instruments used, whether the instruments perform horizontal or vertical tests or whether they are manually operated or computer controlled. It is also applicable to handsheets, with modifications, as specified in TAPPI T 220 “Physical Testing of Pulp Handsheets.” It does not apply to combined corrugated board.

Uses of Tensile Testing

Tensile strength is indicative of the strength derived from factors such as fiber strength, fiber length, and bonding. It may be used to deduce information about these factors, especially when used as a tensile strength index. For quality control purposes, tensile strength has been used as an indication of the serviceability of many papers which are subjected to a simple and direct tensile stress. Tensile strength can also be used as an indication of the potential resistance to web breaking of papers such as printing papers during printing on a web fed press or other web fed converting operations. When evaluating the tensile strength, the stretch and the tensile energy absorption for these parameters can be of equal or greater importance in predicting the performance of paper, especially when that paper is subjected to an uneven stress such as gummed tape, or a dynamic stress such as when a sack full of granular material is dropped. 


  • Paper
  • Board
  • Tissue Paper


  • Lightweight and sturdy aluminium frame
  • Accurate linear bearings and ball screw
  • Precision load cell
  • Heavy duty step motor
  • Alphanumeric touch keyboard
  • LCD display
  • Built-in electronics
  • Exclusive testing software – no need for PC
  • RS232 serial port
  • Pneumatic clamps with built-in sample detection
  • Capacity: 0 - 500 N
  • Selectable test unit: N or kgf or lb
  • Resolution: 0,01 N or 0,001 kgf or 0,001 lbf
  • Programmable test speed: 1 - 200 mm/min
  • Programmable clamps aperture: 50 to 180 mm
  • Pneumatic clamps width: 50 mm
  • Adjustable clamping pressure: 1 - 6 bar
  • Test parameters: Programmable
  • Power consumption: 200W


  • Easy to use
  • Fast results
  • Accurate


  • ISO 1924-2 - Paper and board — Determination of tensile properties — Part 2: Constant rate of elongation method (20 mm/min)
  • ISO 1924-3 - Paper and board — Determination of tensile properties — Part 3: Constant rate of elongation method (100 mm/min)
  • ISO 3781 - Paper and board — Determination of tensile strength after immersion in water
  • ISO 12625-5 - Tissue paper and tissue products — Part 5: Determination of wet tensile strength
  • TAPPI T-494 - Tensile properties of paper and paperboard
  • TAPPI T-456 - Tensile breaking strength of water-saturated paper and paperboard (“wet tensile strength”), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 456 om-15

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