TAPPI T810 Bursting Strength of Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard

The TAPPI T810 package test standard evaluates the suitability of a corrugated and solid fiberboard package for transportation and storage. As an ISTA and ISO 17025-certified lab, we realize the importance of TAPPI T810 testing. Meeting the TAPPI bursting strength requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.

When packages do not meet the requirements, we assist with finding solutions. Keystone provides the peace of mind that all of your needs will be met. Additionally, our engineering team takes a consultative approach throughout the entire test program. 

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Summary of TAPPI Burst Strength Package Testing

TAPPI T810 is an industry standard for package integrity testing, developed by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). Package integrity refers to the ability of a package to maintain its intended shape, strength, and barrier properties. TAPPI T810 outlines the guidelines for performing package integrity tests to evaluate the suitability of a package for transportation and storage.

The T810 package testing standard provides a common and consistent approach for evaluating package integrity, which allows for a fair comparison between different packaging systems. This helps manufacturers and suppliers to optimize their packaging design and improve the overall performance and reliability of their products.

TAPPI T810 is widely used in a variety of industries, including packaging, printing, and paper products manufacturing. In the packaging industry, for example, the surface strength of paper and paperboard products is a key factor in determining their suitability for use in containers, bags, and other applications where they may be subjected to abrasion, bending, or other forms of stress. Similarly, in the printing industry, the surface strength of paper is important in ensuring that printed images and text remain clear and legible, even when the paper is handled or folded.

Scope of TAPPI T810 Burst Strength Package Testing

The TAPPI T810 standard outlines procedures for testing the surface strength (or “stiffness”) of paper and paperboard products. The test method involves applying a gradually increasing load to a small circular area of the test sample until the sample either breaks or reaches a specified maximum load. The maximum load at which the sample deforms but does not break is used to calculate the surface strength of the sample.

Adherence to TAPPI T810 ensures that packages are designed and tested to withstand the rigors of the supply chain, reducing the risk of product damage, contamination, and loss of consumer confidence.

It’s important to note that the TAPPI T810 standard is not a sole determinant of the overall quality or performance of paper and paperboard products. Other factors, such as tensile strength, burst strength, and tear resistance, also play a role in determining the overall strength and durability of these materials. In addition, factors such as moisture content, weight, and surface finish can also affect the performance of paper and paperboard products in specific applications.

TAPPI T810 Test Procedures

The TAPPI T810 test procedure involves applying a gradually increasing load to a small circular area of the test sample until the sample either breaks or reaches a specified maximum load. The maximum load at which the sample deforms but does not break is used to calculate the surface strength of the sample. This measurement is an important indicator of the overall quality and performance of the paper or paperboard product, as it provides insight into its ability to resist surface damage and maintain its strength and stability during use.

To perform the TAPPI T810 test, the micrometer instrument is placed on the paper sample and the thickness measurement is taken at multiple points along the length of the sample. The results of these measurements are then used to calculate an average thickness value, which is reported as the TAPPI T810 value for that sample.

Expert TAPPI T810 Package Compliance Testing

Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing. In addition to TAPPI T810 testing, Keystone has a full scope of expertise including leak penetration, sterile barrier, and drop. Keystone has a full lab of test equipment which permits us to provide short lead times on scheduling. 

Contact us to learn first hand why so many companies partner with Keystone to achieve their bursting strength testing and certification needs.