ASTM F119 - 82(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Rate of Grease Penetration of Flexible Barrier Materials (Rapid Method)

    Active Standard ASTM F119 | Developed by Subcommittee: F02.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is valuable in the development and selection of flexible barrier materials suited for use as grease barriers.

    The test is rapid in comparison with other methods because of the extremely small quantity of oil required for detection (about 6 μg). The actual time to failure is a multiple of the values obtained by this test method. When permeation is through an absorbent structure such as kraft paper coated with polyethylene, the failure times will be longer and variable, depending on the variation in porosity and thickness of the structure.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method provides standard conditions for determining the rate of grease penetration of flexible barrier materials. Pinholes, which can be measured by a separate test, will increase the rate of grease penetration as determined by this test method.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address the safety concerns 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

    D374 Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D1898 Practice for Sampling of Plastics

    TAPPI Standard

    TAPPIT465sm-52 Creasing of Paper for Water Vapor Permeability Tests Available from Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), 15 Technology Parkway South, Norcross, GA 30092, http://www.tappi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.080 (Sacks. Bags); 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F0119-82R08

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