ASTM D1693-01

    Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress-Cracking of Ethylene Plastics


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the susceptibility of ethylene plastics, as defined in Terminology D 883, to environmental stress-cracking when subjected to the conditions herein specified. Under certain conditions of stress and in the presence of environments such as soaps, wetting agents, oils, or detergents, ethylene plastics may exhibit mechanical failure by cracking.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.3 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.

    Note 1- There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.


    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

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1204 Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Nonrigid Thermoplastic Sheeting or Film at Elevated Temperature

    D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable

    D3350 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials

    D4703 Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets

    D4976 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111016(Polyethylene)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1693-01

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1693-01, Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress-Cracking of Ethylene Plastics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001, www.astm.org

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