Tear Test – Dry, Wet

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Tear, Dry & Wet

The Elmendorf type test of internal tear resistance measures the force required to tear a paper that already has a cut to initiate the tear. The Tear test is run according to TAPPI Test Method T414. The test is performed on either conditioned paper (dry) or saturated paper (wet). Wet tear is of interest where paper products are to be used in a wet environment.