ASTM D4321 - 09

    Standard Test Method for Package Yield of Plastic Film

    Active Standard ASTM D4321 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.19

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.02


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    Significance and Use

    Actual yield is important to the film converter as this determines the actual number of units or packages that he can derive in a particular conversion from any given mass of film.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of yield (area per unit mass) of plastic film.

    1.2 Also described in this test method is the means for calculating nominal yield, given values for nominal density, and nominal thickness. This is needed since, in material specifications, limits for yield are normally stated in terms of the percent deviation of actual yield from nominal yield.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in brackets are for information only.

    1.4 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—This test method and ISO 4591 address the same subject matter, but differ in technical content.


    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

    D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1505 Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique

    D4883 Test Method for Density of Polyethylene by the Ultrasound Technique

    D6988 Guide for Determination of Thickness of Plastic Film Test Specimens

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111200(Films)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4321-09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4321-09, Standard Test Method for Package Yield of Plastic Film, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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