EN ISO 13937-1:2000

Textiles - Tear properties of fabrics - Part 1: Determination of tear force using ballistic pendulum method (Elmendorf) (ISO 13937-1:2000)

Publication date:   May 4, 2002

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Jul 2, 2010


CEN/TC 248 Textiles and textile products

European Norm

59.080.30   Textile fabrics



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This part of EN ISO 13937 describes a method known as the ballistic pendulum (Elmendorf) method for the determination of tear force of textile fabrics. The method describes the measurement of the tear force required to propagate a single-rip tear of defined length from a cut in a fabric when a sudden force is applied. The test is mainlu applicable to woven textile fabrics. It may be applicable to fabrics produced by other techniques, e.g. to nonwovens (with the same under-mentioned restrictions as for the woven fabrics).

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EN ISO 13937-1:2000
90.93 Standard confirmed
Jul 2, 2010


Corrected by
EN ISO 13937-1:2000/AC:2006