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Materials Testing Laboratory

Materials Testing Laboratory

BioScience Laboratories (BSLI) can support manufacturers of bandages, dressings, and their combinations with our Materials Testing services. The BSLI Laboratory is temperature and humidity controlled to provide you the testing conditions necessary to make your submission and marketing claims. Our scientists will provide data on your materials and adhesives with the following methods:

  • Absorbency testing per EN 13726-1
  • MVTR testing per EN 13726-2
  • Dry Strength testing per ASTM D5035
  • Wet Strength testing per ASTM D5035
  • Adhesive Strength testing per ASTM D3330/D3330M
  • Waterproofness, per EN 13726-3
  • Conformability, per EN 13726-4
  • Tensile test and tear resistance test for urethane foam, per ASTM D3574 Sections E and F
  • Testing for antibacterial activity and efficacy on textile products Per JIS L1902
  • Assessment of Antibacterial Finishes on Textiles per AATCC 100
  • Peel or Stripping Strength of Adhesive Bonds – ASTM D903
  • Peel Adhesion of Pressure Sensitive Tape - ASTM D3330
  • T-Peel Test - ASTM D1876
  • Adhesive Loop Tack Strength Test - ASTM D6195
  • Tensile Strength of Tissue Adhesives - ASTM F2258
  • Strength Properties of Tissue Adhesive by T-Peel Loading - ASTM F2256
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ASTM D3574

Sections E & F Tensile Test & Tear Resistance Test These test methods are designed to test the strength of flexible cellular materials, specifically “Slab,…
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ASTM - D2979

The ASTM D2979 test method provides a quantitative measure of the pressure-sensitive tack of the adhesive.  The method is designed to evaluate the adhesive mass…
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JIS L1902

Determination of Antibacterial Activity of Antibacterial Materials This standard test method evaluates the antibacterial activity of antibacterial finished textile products including woven and non-woven material. …
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EN 13726-1

Absorbency Testing   Wound dressings are used to soak-up or remove excess fluid.  This test determines the amount of fluid the dressing can absorb.  BSLI…
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ASTM D903

Peel or Stripping Strength of Adhesive Bonds This standard test method is used to determine the comparative peel or stripping strength of adhesive bonds when…
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EN 13726-2

MVTR Testing   Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate test is performed on primary wound dressings to help you determine the effects of moisture on the wound…
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ASTM D3330

Peel Adhesion of Pressure Sensitive Tape This test method is a tool for quality assurance to provide data regarding the requirements for a minimum and…
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EN 13726-3

Waterproofness   This test method provides information on wound dressings that act as a barrier to moisture entering a wound.  This test method places water…
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ASTM D1876

 T-Peel Test This test method is designed to determine the relative peel resistance of your tape adhesive to flexible surfaces.  This method can be performed…
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EN 13726-4

Conformability This test method provides measures of the resistance to stretching, and the dressing’s ability to return to its original shape.  The material is measured…
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ASTM D6195

Adhesive Loop Tack Strength Test This standard test method is used to determine the tack strength of pressure sensitive adhesives.  This method can be performed…
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ASTM D5035

Dry Strength Testing and Wet Strength Testing   This test determines the breaking force and elongation of textile fabrics used for dressing or bandage material. …
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ASTM F2258

Tensile Strength of Tissue Adhesives   This test method provides a means for comparison of tissue adhesives strengths intended for use as surgical adhesives and/or…
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ASTM D3330/D3330M

Adhesive Strength Testing These test methods are used on pressure-sensitive tapes to show the relative bond strength of a given tape to one or more…
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ASTM F2256

 Strength Properties of Tissue Adhesive by T-Peel Loading This test method provides a means for comparison of tissue adhesives strengths intended for use as surgical…
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AATCC - 100

Antimicrobial Finishes on Textile Materials This test method provides a quantitative procedure for the evaluation of the degree of antibacterial activity. Assessment of antibacterial finishes…
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Injection Site Protection

Injection sites are a common source of nosocomial infections. Proper pre-treatment and prophylaxis of these sites is important to reducing healthcare costs and improving patient well-being.…
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Wound Healing Evaluations

Evaluations of rate of cell proliferation, measured as a function of cellular protein expression (e.g., growth factors) in a 3-D model of wound reepitheliazation.
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Bandage and Wound Care Absorbency Testing

We possess the equipment and facilities to evaluate the absorbency and vapor permeability of bandage and wound care dressings. 
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Bandage Material Physical Properties

The Materials Testing Lab features temperature and humidity control along with the ability to test for the following product characteristics: Tensile Strength Peel Adhesion Our…
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Hydration Property Testing for Wound Dressings

Studies using human subjects (intact skin) to determine the effectiveness of dressings in maintaining or augmenting skin hydration over time (e.g., alginates, foams, hydrocolloids, hydrogels,…
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