ASTM D3813 / D3813M - 98(2012)e1

    Standard Test Method for Curling, Twisting, and Tubing on Unwind of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

    Active Standard ASTM D3813 / D3813M | Developed by Subcommittee: D10.14

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    This test method will provide information on the relative tendency of tapes to curl, twist, or form into a tube with touching edges. The amount of each is a predictor of the difficulty one might experience in handling strips of tape of any length during their application.

    There are several causes for variation in the extent or degree of these characteristics and may vary themselves within a production lot of tape. Therefore, it is essential to use an accepted sampling plan (see Section 7) when it is desired to use this test method to compare two types of tape for acceptance sampling purposes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method provides one procedure for determining the extent of curling, the degree of twisting, and tendency to form a tube resulting from unwinding of the tape from its roll.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently, without combining values in any way.

    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

    D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments

    D3715/D3715M Practice for Quality Assurance of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

    D4332 Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing

    E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories); 83.180 (Adhesives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D3813_D3813M-98R07

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