ASTM D6643 - 01(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Testing Wood-Base Panel Corner Impact Resistance

    Active Standard ASTM D6643 | Developed by Subcommittee: D07.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.10


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    Significance and Use

    This test method determines the corner impact damage that could be used to measure the relative corner impact resistance.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method shall be used to measure the relative corner impact resistance and other damage that may occur during the rough handling of wood-base panels or composite materials. This test method is suitable for all wood-base panels such as plywood, oriented strand board, hardboard, particleboard and medium density fiberboard as well as other composite panel products.

    1.2 This test method covers determination and evaluation of the effects of panels being dropped from various heights with a predetermined amount of dead load and angle of impact to simulate an equivalent field application.

    1.3 The values of all information will be stated in English units and regarded as standard. The SI values are written in parentheses.

    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.


    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

    D2395 Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Wood and Wood-Based Materials

    D4442 Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.060 (Mechanical testing); 79.060.01 (Wood-based panels in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11122000(Engineered wood products)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6643-01R11

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