Significance and Use
This test method is particularly applicable to nonrigid thermoplastic sheeting or film made by the calender or extrusion process. The test gives an indication of lot-to-lot uniformity as regards to the degree of internal strains introduced during processing.
The heating medium in this test method is air and may not yield the same results as Test Method D 2732, which uses a liquid medium.
Before proceeding with this test method, reference should be made to the specification of the material being tested. Any test specimen preparation, conditioning, dimensions, or testing parameters, or combination thereof, covered in the relevant ASTM material specification shall take precedence over those mentioned in this test method. If there are no relevant ASTM material specifications, then the default conditions apply. Table 1 of Classification System D 4000 lists the ASTM material standards that currently exist.
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of changes in linear dimensions of nonrigid thermoplastic sheeting or film that result from exposure of the material to specified conditions of elevated temperature and time.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Note 1—This test method and ISO 11501 address the same matter, but differ in technical content (and results cannot be directly compared between the two methods).
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
ISO 11501 Plastics: Film and Sheeting--Determination of Dimensional Change on Heating Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D2732 Test Method for Unrestrained Linear Thermal Shrinkage of Plastic Film and Sheeting
D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
film; sheeting; temperature; thermoplastic; Dimensional change; Dimensional stability; Linear changes/linearity--plastics; Nonrigid plastics; Plastic sheet and film; Temperature tests--plastics; Thermoplastics;
ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)
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