ASTM D2583-95

    Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastics by Means of a Barcol Impressor


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of indentation hardness of both reinforced and nonreinforced rigid plastics using a Barcol Impressor, Model No. 934-1 and Model No. 935.

    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 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 currently no ISO standard that duplicates 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

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials

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


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41114611(Hardness testers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2583-95

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    ASTM D2583-95, Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastics by Means of a Barcol Impressor, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001, www.astm.org

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