Paper and cardboard testing

Independent testing that guarantees accurate results

Box compression strength test

Cobb (water absorption) test

Edge crush test (ECT)

Bending resistance

Thickness and grammage test

Flat crush test (FCT)


Test to the right standards

We're one of only a handful of laboratories in Australia that can independently precondition and test fibreboard to standard conditions. Since fibreboard is hygroscopic, these conditions are extremely important for achieving consistent, repeatable measurements.

  • 23±1°C and 50±2% RH standard fibreboard environment
  • Pre-conditioning to TAPPI recommendations
  • Environment built to TAPPI recommendations
  • Storage of samples as per TAPPI recommendations
  • NATA endorsed
  • Capacity to store multiple palletised unit loads



Results you can count on

Unlike most other fibreboard laboratories, we operate independently of any fibreboard manufacturer or stake holder. This means that you can wholeheartedly trust our results to be used in your decision making.

Common cardboard and paper tests

  • Box compression test
  • Edge crush test (ECT)
  • Flat crush test (FCT)
  • Ring crush test (RCT)
  • Short-span compression (SCT) test
  • Cobb (waterproofness) test
  • Thickness test
  • Grammage test
  • Coefficient of friction (COF) test
  • Tensile test
  • Wet tensile test
  • Burst strength test
  • Puncture resistance test
  • Flexural stiffness (three-point bend) test


Common test methods

  • ASTM D5639  - Standard Practice for Selection of Corrugated Fiberboard Materials and Box Construction Based on Performance Requirements
  • ASTM D642 - Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
  • ASTM D685 - Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
  • ASTM D4169 - Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
  • ASTM D5276 - Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
  • ASTM E122 - Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process
  • ISO 12192 - Paper and board - Determination of compressive strength - Ring crush method
  • ISO 9895 - Paper and board - Compressive strength - Short-span test
  • ISO 3781 - Paper and board - Determination of tensile strength after immersion in water
  • ISO 3035 - Corrugated fibreboard - Determination of flat crush resistance
  • ISO 2758 - Paper - Determination of burst strength
  • TAPPI T 803 - Puncture Test of Corrugated Fiberboard4
  • TAPPI T 808 - Flat Crush Test of Corrugated Fiberboard-Flexible Beam Method4
  • TAPPI T 810 - Burst Test of Corrugated Fiberboard
  • TAPPI T 811 - Edgewise Crush Test of Corrugated Fiberboard
  • TAPPI T 825 - Flat Crush Test of Corrugated Fiberboard-Fixed Platen Method