TAPPI T410 Grammage of Paper

Testing Standard:

TAPPI T410 Grammage of Paper and Paperboard (Weight Per Unit Area)

Standard Number
TAPPI T410

Standard Title
Grammage of Paper and Paperboard (Weight Per Unit Area), Test Method

Overview:

TAPPI T410 Test Method is the measurement of mass per unit area of the material derived from a linear measurement and weight. Paper is generally sold by its grammage throughout the world and is necessary data when referring to many other physical properties such as bursting strength, thickness, and bulk. Purple Diamond Testing offers TAPPI T410 Grammage of Paper and Paperboard as part of our packaging compliance and validation services.

Rationale:

TAPPI T410 – Grammage of Paper and Paperboard. Grammage data is essential when designing packaging such as corrugated boxes. The grammage of paper correlates to the bursting strength resistance. The grammage is a ratio of mass and unit area which is obtained through linear measurements and weighing. Typically, grammage of paper is recorded as pounds per ream (500 sheets), pounds per 1000 square feet, or grams per square meter.

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