EN 12242 Peel Strength Touch and Close Fasteners
This method is used to determine the peel strength of a touch and close (also known as “hook and loop”) fastener. A touch and close fastener is made up of two different types of materials. The male material is constructed with monofilament warp ends, and finished to form locking elements of either “hook” or “mushroom” shape. The female material is constructed with multifilament yarns in “loops”. When the two types of material are pressed together, the male and female elements engage to form a secure closure which can be separated by a peeling action from either end.
The EN 12242 test method is used to perform a 180° peel test that is able to determine average peel and the peel strength characteristics of the product for a given rate of displacement.
The challenges of testing to this standard are:
- Rapid data capture rate
- Specimen gripping
- Rapid data capture rate with Instron's 5900 controller allows data peaks and valleys to be captured accurately at up to 2,500 points per second
- Instron pneumatic side action grips with rubber faces are well-suited to gripping nearly all types of fabric specimens for this test while maintaining high throughput
It is important to review BS EN 12242-2000 in order to fully understand the test setup, procedure, and results requirements.
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