ASTM D3768 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Microcellular Urethanes—Flexural Recovery

    Active Standard ASTM D3768 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is used to indicate the ability of a material to recover after a 180° bend around a 12.7-mm (0.5-in.) diameter mandrel at room temperature.

    Before proceeding with this test method, reference should be made to the specification of the material being tested. Any test specimen preparation, conditioning, or dimensions, or combination thereof, and testing parameters covered in the materials specification shall take precedence over those mentioned in these test methods. If there are no material specifications, then the default conditions apply.

    Note 2—This test method is applicable to solid urethanes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the procedure and apparatus for measuring the flexural recovery of microcellular urethanes.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as 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.

    Note 1—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.


    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

    D3040 Practice for Preparing Precision Statements for Standards Related to Rubber and Rubber Testing

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.100 (Cellular materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13101906(Thermoset Polyurethane PUR)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3768-11

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