Puncture Resistance (Paperboard)

Smithers Pira measures the puncture resistance of paperboard and corrugated board using a Beach test. The puncture test determines the board’s resistance to penetration by sharp and solid objects.

A GE test apparatus with a moving pendulum that has a pyramid shaped puncture head is used.  The results are given in Beach units (each unit is equal to 0.0299 joules).

Puncture Resistance Testing - Smithers Pira

Standards

Puncture testing is performed in accordance with BS4816, ISO 3036 and Tappi T803.