ASTM WK46893

    Revision of D1938 - 08 Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method

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    Active Standard: D1938 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: D20.19 | Committee D20 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    During the 5-year review for ASTM D1938, there were three items found that require fixing. These include: 1)An incorrect figure reference in section 7 (Test specimens) 2)Decimal error in a metric conversion in section 6 (Apparatus) 3)Removal of permissive language in section 6 (Apparatus) This revision addresses these items and completes the 5-year review for this method.


    plastic film; single tear; tear; tear-propagation; thin sheeting; trouser; Plastic sheet and film--tear resistance; Single-tear method; Tear resistance; Thin sheeting; Trouser tear;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Clint Boerhave


    D20 (14-08)

    Ballot Item Approved as D1938-2014 and Pending Publication