A single column system can be used with a webcam connected to Bluehill Universal to track the force needed to tear flexible plastic film in accordance with ASTM D1004-13.
By moving a sled across a stationary plane, one can determine the coefficient of friction of plastic film and sheeting while following ASTM D1894.
Following ISO 11897 to determine tear propagation of thin films using Instron pneumatic side acting grips with rubber coated faces.
To follow ISO 6383-1, test the resistance to tearing for thin, plastic films and sheets of rigid and flexible specimens in a trouser-shape.
ISO 8067 gives guidelines for analyzing the peak force and tear strength of flexible cellular polymeric materials with a particular thickness.
Non-sticky film and sheet plastics can be tested for static and dynamic frictional characteristics with a tensile testing machine and coefficient of friction table.
Lid packaging needs to be checked for barrier properties, seal strength, shelf life, and peel strength to determine is usability and security.