Friction Test on Plastic Film

The test in this application determines the Coefficients of Friction for films and plastic sheet materials in accordance to BS EN ISO 8295, which is the international standard for determination of COF of plastic films and sheets. This standard requires Sled Inertia Compensation to be selected within the batch file of the NEXYGENPlus materials testing software.

The Lloyd Instruments FT1 is a friction tester with a horizontal friction table mounted directly to the machine. The friction tester consists of a sled movement system and a force measurement system that enables it to calculate the exact friction of films, plastic sheets and similar materials.

The FT1 friction tester is supplied with a full set of accessories for performance of friction tests conforming to the requirements of ISO 8295, TAPPI T549 and ASTM D1894.