ASTM E2425 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Loss Modulus Conformance of Dynamic Mechanical Analyzers

    Active Standard ASTM E2425 | Developed by Subcommittee: E37.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method demonstrates conformity of a dynamic mechanical analyzer at an isothermal temperature of 21 °C.

    Dynamic mechanical analysis experiments often use linear temperature change. This test method does not address the effect of that change in temperature on the loss modulus.

    This test method may be used in research and development, specification acceptance, and quality control or assurance.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the performance confirmation or measurement of conformance for the loss modulus scale of a commercial or custom-built dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA) at 21 °C using ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene as a reference material.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 There is no ISO standard equivalent to this test method.

    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 to 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

    E473 Terminology Relating to Thermal Analysis and Rheology

    E1142 Terminology Relating to Thermophysical Properties

    E1867 Test Method for Temperature Calibration of Dynamic Mechanical Analyzers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.040.40 (Industrial process measurement and control)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111016(Polyethylene)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2425-11

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