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This specification covers one type of pressure-sensitive tape for closing and sealing slip cover type containers such as fiber tubes and metal cans. The polyester film backed pressure-sensitive tape is intended for closure and sealing of containers with slip cover closure, such as fiber spirally wound tubes and metal cans where strength, water-resistance, water-vapor resistance and resistance to rain and other deteriorating elements are required. The tape shall comply with the physical property requirements specified. The following test methods shall be performed to conform to the specified requirements: adhesion; shear adhesion; tensile; thickness; unwind; water penetration rate; water vapor transmission rate; and accelerated aging.
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1.1 This specification covers one type of pressure-sensitive tape for closing and sealing slip cover type containers such as fiber tubes and metal cans.
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI 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 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion of this specification: 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 its 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.
D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
D3330/D3330M Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
D3611 Practice for Accelerated Aging of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D3652/D3652M Test Method for Thickness of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D3654/D3654M Test Methods for Shear Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D3715/D3715M Practice for Quality Assurance of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D3759/D3759M Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
D3811/D3811M Test Method for Unwind Force of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D3816/D3816M Test Method for Water Penetration Rate of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D3833/D3833M Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
D5570 Test Method for Water Resistance of Tape and Adhesives Used as Box Closure
Military SpecificationMIL-C-2439 Container, Ammunition, Fiber Spirally Wound Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.
ISO StandardISO 9002 Quality Systems Model for Quality Assurance in Production and Installation Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)
ASTM D6590 / D6590M-00(2012), Standard Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Sealing Fiber Containers and Cans, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top