ASTM D2137 - 11

    Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property - Brittleness Point of Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics

    Active Standard ASTM D2137 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01


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    Significance and Use

    These test methods cover the evaluation of rubber materials or fabrics coated therewith subjected to low-temperature flex with an impact under well-defined conditions of striker speed. The response is largely dependent on effects of low temperatures such as crystallization, incompatibility of plasticizer, or the inherent dynamic behavior of the material itself. Data obtained by these test methods may be used to predict the product behavior in applications where the conditions are similar to those specified in these test methods.

    These test methods have been found useful for specification and development purposes but do not necessarily indicate the lowest temperature at which the material may be used.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the lowest temperature at which rubber vulcanizates and rubber-coated fabrics will not exhibit fractures or coating cracks when subjected to specified impact conditions.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D751 Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

    D832 Practice for Rubber Conditioning For Low Temperature Testing

    D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.40 (Coated fabrics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11162112(Coated fabrics)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D2137-11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D2137-11, Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property - Brittleness Point of Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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