Active Standard ASTM D1239 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.19
Book of Standards Volume: 08.01
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Significance and Use
This test method is intended to be a rapid empirical test to determine the loss of the plasticizer or other extractable components from the plastic film when immersed in liquids commonly used in households.
1.1 This test method for resistance of plastic films to chemicals covers the measurement of the weight loss of film after immersion in chemicals.Note 1
There is no known ISO equivalent to this test method.Note 2
Film is defined as sheeting having nominal thickness not greater than 0.25 mm [0.010 in.], in accordance with Terminology D 883.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values stated in other units are nominal values given for information only.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)