||New Test Method Determines Tensile Properties of Nonreinforced
A new test method from ASTM Subcommittee D35.10 on Geomembranes
offers testers of geosynthetic materials increased reliability
when monitoring product quality and consistency.
Approved July 10, ASTM D 6693, Standard Test Method for Determining Tensile Properties of Nonreinforced
Polyethylene and Nonreinforced Flexible Polypropylene Geomembranes
facilitates routine quality assurance (QA) and quality control
(QC) testing. Application of the test method will increase uniformity
from laboratory to laboratory when conducting tensile testing
of nonreinforced geomembranes, according to Melody A. Adams, a
project engineer for IT Corporation, Mahwah, N.J., and chairman
of the task group that developed D 6693.
The task group was comprised of QA/QC lab technicians and managers,
engineers, and manufacturers working under the guidelines of Committee
D35 on Geosynthetics. The committee develops standards for geosynthetic
products used in erosion control and other areas.
For further technical information, contact Melody A. Adams, IT Corporation, Mahwah, NJ (phone: 201/512-5762). Committee
D35 meets Jan. 21-24 in Dallas, Texas. For meeting or membership
details, contact Pat Picariello, manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM (phone: 610/832-9720).
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