Instrumented Puncture Test

The instrumented puncture test according to DIN EN ISO 6603-2 is used for the determination of the multiaxial impact behaviour of solid polymers. For films we offer tests conforming to DIN ISO 7765-2.

For the experimental setup an instrumented drop tester is used.

In contrast to the non-instrumented impact test according to DIN EN ISO 6603-1, the instrumented puncture test allows to interpret the force and deformation behaviour and needs a smaller number of specimens. The characteristic values for the material characterisation are determined from the force-deformation diagrams.

Besides the standardised falling velocity of 4.4 m/s (according to 1 m falling height), we are able to make measurements with the drop tester of our accredited laboratories with testing speeds of up to 20 m/s. In addition, there is the possibility to test the specimens in a temperature chamber.

Specimen Preparation

  • Sawing of films: 
    • Dimensions: mind. 60 mm x 60 mm or d = 60 mm
    • Quantity: at least 5 specimens
  • Medium or artificial ageing

Testing Conditions

  • Instrumented falling weight with a diameter of d = 20 mm
  • Falling height: 0.3 m to 20 m
  • Falling velocity: up to 20 m/s
  • Energy: up to around 250 J
  • Climate control: standard atmosphere (23 °C, 50 % relative humidity)
  • Tempering: from -60 °C up to 150 °C

Accredited Standards

  •  DIN EN ISO 6603:
    Plastics – Determination of puncture impact behaviour of rigid plastics
    • Part 1: Non-instrumented impact testing
    • Part 2: Instrumented puncture test


Dipl.-Ing. Heidrun Müller
Telefon: +49 (0)3461 30889-68

Prof. Dr. Katrin Reincke
Telefon: +49 (0)3461 30889-55


  • Maximum force FM
  • Deflection at maximum force lM
  • Energy to maximum force EM
  • Puncture deflection lP
  • Puncture energy EP
  • Force–deflection diagram
  • Damage type/impact failure


  • DIN EN ISO 6603-2

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