ANSI Puncture Standard Information

How the test works: This industrial puncture test measures the amount of force needed for a blunt probe to pierce through PPE material.

The blunt probe is like that of a ballpoint pen

The test fabric is held firmly between two plates in a sample holder

A probe penetrates the test fabric at a 90° angle at 100mm/min

Results are reporte in Newtons

Results are given in Newtons, which is converted into a 1-4 scale for EN388, and a 1-5 scale for ANSI/ISEA 105. This scale spans from 10 newtons to 150 newtons of puncture resistance

ANSI Puncture Standard