ASTM D1623-09

    Standard Test Method for Tensile and Tensile Adhesion Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the tensile and tensile adhesion properties of rigid cellular materials in the form of test specimens of standard shape under defined conditions of temperature, humidity, and testing machine speed.

    1.2 Tensile properties shall be measured using any of three types of specimens:

    1.2.1 Type A shall be the preferred specimen in those cases where enough sample material exists to form the necessary specimen.

    1.2.2 Type B shall be the preferred specimen when only smaller specimens are available, as in sandwich panels, etc.

    1.2.3 Type C shall be the preferred specimen for the determination of tensile adhesive properties of a cellular plastic to a substrate as in a sandwich panel or the bonding strength of a cellular plastic to a single substrate.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    Note 1—There is no known ISO equivalent to this test method.


    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

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.100 (Cellular materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111300(Foams)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1623-09

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1623-09, Standard Test Method for Tensile and Tensile Adhesion Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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