ASTM D2370 - 98(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Organic Coatings

    Active Standard ASTM D2370 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    Tensile properties determined by this method are of value in studying the behavior of coatings subjected to environmental stresses, such as those produced by aging and weathering. (See Refs. (1-10).)

    Tensile properties may vary with specimen thickness, method of preparation, gage length, rate of load application, tensile tester response, and type of grips used. Consequently, where precise comparative results are desired, these factors must be carefully controlled.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the elongation, tensile strength, and stiffness (modulus of elasticity) of organic coatings when tested as free films.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 7.


    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

    D823 Practices for Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels

    D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

    D1005 Test Method for Measurement of Dry-Film Thickness of Organic Coatings Using Micrometers

    D3980 Practice for Interlaboratory Testing of Paint and Related Materials

    D4708 Practice for Preparation of Uniform Free Films of Organic Coatings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.60 (Organic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46181533(Protective coats)


    DOI: 10.1520/D2370-98R10

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