Physical Properties Testing

To help clients get products to market faster, HP White provides comprehensive physical properties testing for personal protective equipment (PPE) and protective materials. Every day our expert technicians test gloves, boots, face shields, chin straps, HazMat suits, goggles, and more. Our industry leading laboratory provides tensile, compression, cut, puncture, burst, tear, heat, flame, seam strength, grip, water resistance, flex fatigue, hook & loop cycling, abrasion, flexibility and much more. For R&D or product certification testing in support of ASTM, ANSI, NFPA, and other standards, HP White provides a single source for all of you independent performance evaluation needs. For access to global markets, be sure to also ask about how we can help CE marking and testing in accordance with the PPE Directive.


Key Specifications:

  • ASTM F 1790 CPPT cut test machine
  • 0.05 – 20,000 lbf tensile/compression testing
  • Puncture resistance
  • Boot flexing
  • Glove dexterity
  • Suter water resistance
  • Puncture-propagation-tear machine
  • Full size shower with multiple manikins
  • Tabor abrader
  • Conductive heat, flame
  • Gelbo flexer
  • Wyzenbeek abrader
  • Perkin burst tester
  • Mullen Burst tester
  • Grab and burst fixtures

Standards and Test Methods:

  • NFPA 1951
  • NFPA 1971
  • NFPA 1975
  • NFPA 1977
  • NFPA 1991
  • NFPA 1992
  • NFPA 1994
  • NFPA 1999
  • NFPA 1851
  • ASTM F5034
  • ASTM F1790
  • ASTM D6413
  • ASTM D1342
  • ASTM F2878
  • ASTM D1388
  • ASTM D1777
  • ASTM D3776
  • ASTM D3886
  • and many more…