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Mullen burst test

Resources | January 1, 2011 | By:

I saw something referenced on product literature that I don’t understand. What’s a Mullen Burst test?

“Mullen burst” is a type of test that assesses the strength of a fabric by using a bursting method, or determining how much force is required to rupture the fabric as it is distended. The test method used is ASTM D3786: “Standard Test Method for Bursting Strength of Textile Fabrics—Diaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method,” and it is also referenced in an ASTM test method for coated fabrics, ASTM D751.


Juli Case is IFAI‘s information and technical services manager.

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