Active Standard ASTM D6287 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.19
Book of Standards Volume: 08.03
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Significance and Use
Many test methods including Test Methods D 882
Note 2—After cutting, each specimen should be examined visually to insure the edges are undamaged (free of nicks). On a periodic basis specimen edge quality should be evaluated by microscopic examination. To determine when cutting blades need to be replaced or sharpened, a control chart of tensile strength and percent elongation at break (see Test Method D 882
1.1 This practice covers equipment and techniques for cutting film and sheeting specimens for testing. The specimens are nick-free, non-stretched and can be rapidly prepared.
1.2 The values given in SI units are to be considered standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
D2838 Test Method for Shrink Tension and Orientation Release Stress of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting
F88 Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials
ICS Number Code 25.100.01 (Cutting tools in general)