This test method describes the measurement of the resistance to mechanical penetration of sanitary tissue papers. Application to other paper types is possible but is not covered here.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D06 on Paper and Paper Products, this test method was withdrawn in February 2011 due to lack of member support. An equivalent method exists in ISO/CEN.
1.1 This test method describes the measurement of the resistance to mechanical penetration of sanitary tissue papers. Application to other paper types is possible but is not covered here.
1.2 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.
D585 Practice for Sampling and Accepting a Single Lot of Paper, Paperboard, Fiberboard, and Related Products
D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
D774/D774M Test Method for Bursting Strength of Paper
D1968 Terminology Relating to Paper and Paper Products
D4826 Practice for Units of Measurement and Conversion Factors for Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E122 Practice for Choice of Sample Size to Estimate, With a Specified Tolerable Error, the Average Characteristic of a Lot or Process
ball burst; bursting strength; paper; paper products; resistance to mechanical penetration;
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