ASTM D2176-97a(2007)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D2176-97a(2007) Standard Test Method for Folding Endurance of Paper by the M.I.T. Tester (Withdrawn 2010)

    Developed by Subcommittee: D06.92

    WITHDRAWN, NO REPLACEMENT

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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This test method describes the use of the M.I.T.-type folding apparatus for determining folding endurance of paper. The M.I.T. tester can be adjusted for papers of any thickness; however, if the outer fibrous layers of paper thicker than about 0.25 mm (0.01 in.) rupture during the first few folds, the test loses its significance. This test method is the technical equivalent of TAPPI T 511.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D06 on Paper and Paper Products, this test method was withdrawn in May 2010 because equivalent TAPPI and ISO publications exist.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the use of the M.I.T.-type folding apparatus for determining folding endurance of paper. The M.I.T. tester can be adjusted for papers of any thickness; however, if the outer fibrous layers of paper thicker than about 0.25 mm (0.01 in.) rupture during the first few folds, the test loses its significance. The procedure for the Schopper-type apparatus is given in Test Method D 643. This test method is the technical equivalent of TAPPI T 511.

    1.2 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.


    DOI: 10.1520/D2176-97AR07

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