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Measuring, Monitoring and Proving Your Packaging 24 Hours A Day

Measuring, Monitoring and Proving Your Packaging 24 Hours A Day

The Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Company has been providing materials testing systems to the manufacturing industry for over 135 years, pulling, pushing, squeezing, bursting and twisting packaging materials, enclosures, and packaging devices to accurately quantify strength, performance and quality. Using…

To a “T”

To a “T”

  Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Company and ASTM were born in the same time and place. The expression that “necessity is the mother of invention” was never more true than when it comes to the births of ASTM and Tinius…

“Stiction” and Tack testing

“Stiction” and Tack testing

The word “stiction” is a portmanteau of the term static friction and, perhaps, the verb ‘stick’, so when a customer called looking to perform a stiction test, we were understandably confused when he described a modified tack test. The customer…

Tinius Olsen at Control Trade Show 2016

Tinius Olsen at Control Trade Show 2016

Tinius Olsen invites you to “Control – International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance” in Stuttgart, Germany from 26th April ’16 to 29th April ’16. On display will be 300ST Universal Testing Machine, 25ST Universal Testing Machine, 5ST Universal Testing Machine, Automated Extensometer, FH6…

Friction “Pinch” testing of Hydrophilic Coatings on Catheters

Friction “Pinch” testing of Hydrophilic Coatings on Catheters

  These days angioplasty or the placing of stents to widen and support archeries in the human body is almost considered a routine procedure, yet the technology behind it is exacting and subject to rigorous quality and performance control. Not…

Maintaining Medical Standards by testing disposable hygiene products

Maintaining Medical Standards by testing disposable hygiene products

Non-woven fabric plays a vital role in the surgical gowns, masks and other wearable products to surgical drapes, pads, dressings and filtration materials, diaper, feminine care and adult incontinence solutions. Most non-woven products are disposable, single use items that have…

Plastic Film Packaging

Plastic Film Packaging

The plastic films & sheets market is typically segmented by packaging and non-packaging applications and is expected to grow at a very respectable pace during the coming decade. This growth is being fueled by the increased use of plastic film…