A tensile tester is used to determine the elongation, compression and bending characteristics of a material.
Measurements are carried out at room temperature with a Zwick Zmart.Pro 10 kN tensile tester, among others. Customers can provide their own sample specimens, but PTG/e has a cutting press for producing the dumb-bell shaped specimens from a film or coating. These specimens are tested as specified in ISO 527.
The stress-strain curve as well as all raw data can be supplied.