Enter the burst strength (gf/cm^2) and the grammage (gf/m^2) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Bursting Factor. 

Bursting Factor Formula

BF = BS / G


  • BS is the Bursting Factor ()
  • BS is the burst strength (gf/cm^2)
  • G is the grammage (gf/m^2)

To calculate Bursting Factor, divide the burst strength by the grammage.

How to Calculate Bursting Factor?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Bursting Factor.

  1. First, determine the burst strength (gf/cm^2). 
  2. Next, determine the grammage (gf/m^2). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = BF = BS / G.
  4. Finally, calculate the Bursting Factor.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

burst strength (gf/cm^2) = 1.4

grammage (gf/m^2) = 23