ASTM D3929 - 03(2010)e1

    Standard Test Method for Evaluating Stress Cracking of Plastics by Adhesives Using the Bent-Beam Method

    Active Standard ASTM D3929 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is designed for obtaining a qualitative estimate of the compatibility of plastics and adhesives. Due to the many process variables associated with the fabrication of plastic parts, it is not possible to use this test as a substitute for compatibility tests on actual parts.

    The detection of cracks or crazes may be determined with or without optical aid. Make comparisons only among tests employing crack detection methods of equivalent sensitivity.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes a procedure for determining the compatibility of adhesives with plastics based on whether the adhesive causes cracking of stressed samples.

    1.2 Specimen configurations and test fixture designs are given.

    1.3 This test method is suitable for products in the form of sheet or strip. It can also be used on injection molded tensile specimens or flexural bars.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 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

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.01 (Plastics in general); 83.180 (Adhesives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201601(Chemical adhesives)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3929-03R10E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3929-03(2010)e1, Standard Test Method for Evaluating Stress Cracking of Plastics by Adhesives Using the Bent-Beam Method, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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