ASTM D1790-99

    Standard Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastic Sheeting by Impact


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of that temperature at which plastic sheeting 1.00 mm (0.040 in.) or less in thickness exhibits a brittle failure under specified impact conditions.

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

    Note 1—This test method was developed jointly with the Society of the Plastics Industry, primarily for use with plasticized vinyl sheetings. Its applicability to other plastic sheetings must be verified by the user.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Note 4.

    Note 3—This test method is similar to ISO 8570-1991 in title only. The technical content is significantly different.


    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

    D5947 Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens

    D6988 Guide for Determination of Thickness of Plastic Film Test Specimens

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

    ISO Standard

    ISO 8570 Plastics--Film and Sheeting--Determination of Cold-Crack Temperature Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30265802(Plastic sheet)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1790-99

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1790-99, Standard Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastic Sheeting by Impact, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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