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1.1 These test methods evaluate the torque retention of continuous thread closures on containers, with matching finishes, for predetermined environmental conditions over time.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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. >
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
D3198 Test Method for Application and Removal Torque of Threaded or Lug-Style Closures
D3474 Practice for Calibration and Use of Torque Meters Used in Packaging Applications
D4169 Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
D4332 Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
E41 Terminology Relating To Conditioning
E171 Specification for Atmospheres for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Materials
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
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ASTM D2063-91(1998), Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Packages with Continuous Thread Closures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1991, www.astm.orgBack to Top