The burst test is designed to assess the permeability of the net. The higher the result, the more difficult it is to make a hole in the material, unless of course, you use sharp objects.

The test works as follows: A sample of the net is cut into a specific size. The round piece of material is mounted on top of a rubber bladder. The bladder is then pumped full of air. The pressure at which the bladder tears the net is recorded.

How the material tears indicates the structural stability of the material in both directions, width and breadth. The cross shape in which it bursts also shows that Knittex’s net does not run if it were to break.

It is based on the requirements as set out by the SANS 1703 standard.

To find out more about Knittex’s agricultural netting solutions, visit the Knittex website.