Crease and Board Stiffness Tester CBT1

Crease and Board Stiffness Tester CBT1

Manufactured by Hanatek Instruments

Crease & Board Stiffness Tester allows board mills, printers and carton manufactures to predict the run ability of the board or a finished carton.

The CBT1 measures the force required to bend a crease to 90° and the board stiffness force at 15° after a 15 seconds pause. This instrument requires no pc software and automatically calculates the ratio between crease to board stiffness force.

This provides an quick indication as to the run-ability down a high speed carton erection and packing line.

Board stiffness and crease resistance are important measures that indicate how a finished carton will run on an automated glueing, filling or packaging line.

Substrate manufacturers, printers, converters and any manufacturer who fill or pack products in cartons can use this measurement to optimise production.

QA departments use these instruments to check the running attributes of finished cartons prior to conversion and filling, reducing lost production time from slow running or difficult to convert packaging.

Carton manufacturers and designers can use a Crease and Board Stiffness Tester with a Hanatek Carton Crease Proofer to test different substrate and crease combinations in the laboratory without committing valuable production time.

Crease & Board Stiffness Tester Key Features

  • Jaws interdependent operated to fixed angles of 15° & 90°
  • Industry standard instrument originally developed by Smithers Pira 
  • Easy to use
  • Automatic ratio between crease and board stiffness
  • Label printer option with date & stamp along with results and statistics
  • Manufactured in the UK

Sample Preparation you have the choice of either of the cutters below

The Hanatek Universal Sample Cutter

Produce samples in seconds, easy to use single cut operation. Extra low cost die boards can be purchased to cut samples for other testing for example; GSM, rub resistance, friction tensile strength etc.

Traditional cutter supplied with older CBT1 instruments

Hanatek official sales and service & calibration partner 

Our Crease & Board Stiffness Testing machines conform to the requirements of the following standards

BS 3748, BS 6965, TAPPI T556,  ISO 2493, SCAN P29,  DIN 53121,

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