ASTM D2305 - 10

    Standard Test Methods for Polymeric Films Used for Electrical Insulation

    Active Standard ASTM D2305 | Developed by Subcommittee: D09.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.01


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF 7 $43.00   ADD TO CART
    Hardcopy (shipping and handling) 7 $43.00   ADD TO CART
    Standard + Redline PDF Bundle 14 $51.60   ADD TO CART


    Significance and Use

    Many electrical and physical properties of films vary significantly with changes in temperature and humidity. Properties of thin plastic films can change very rapidly; therefore, the specimen needs to be in the stated conditioning environment when the test is being performed. When the test is performed in a different environment, note these conditions and the time of exposure to this new environment.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the testing of homogeneous organic polymer films not over 2.4 mm (95 mils) thick that are to be used for electrical insulation.

    1.2 These test methods are not necessarily applicable to testing films in combinations with a coating, another film, or with other types of substrate, such as fabrics or papers.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are the standard. The values in parentheses are provided for information only.


    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

    D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies

    D150 Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation

    D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials

    D374 Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation

    D570 Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics

    D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1000 Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications

    D1531 Test Methods for Relative Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) and Dissipation Factor by Fluid Displacement Procedures

    D1676 Test Methods for Film-Insulated Magnet Wire

    D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation

    D5032 Practice for Maintaining Constant Relative Humidity by Means of Aqueous Glycerin Solutions

    D6054 Practice for Conditioning Electrical Insulating Materials for Testing

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    IEC Standard

    Publication60674&nda Specification for Plastic Films for Electrical Purposes Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111200(Films)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D2305-10

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2305-10, Standard Test Methods for Polymeric Films Used for Electrical Insulation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

    Back to Top