Puncture Resistance Test

ASTM F1306 Standard Test Method for Slow Rate Penetration Resistance of Flexible Barrier Films and Laminates

Packaging Compliance Labs offers testing for puncture resistance packaging. This is critical for many industries including medical devices. We test to the ASTM F1306 specification to gauge the ability of flexible barrier films and laminates to resist slow rate penetration. During the test, the amount of force and energy are recorded along with any elongation or perforation of the material.

Industry Application

This puncture resistant test method evaluates the ability of a material to withstand a concentrated force. It is used to compare one material to another in packaging specifications. It is also useful to assess a material’s performance through an event such as shelf life or sterilization.