ASTM D2732-96

    Standard Test Method for Unrestrained Linear Thermal Shrinkage of Plastic Film and Sheeting


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers determination of the degree of unrestrained linear thermal shrinkage at given specimen temperatures of plastic film and sheeting of 0.76 mm (0.030 in.) thickness or less. This test method does not cover shrinkage from loss of solvent in some materials.

    1.2 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- This document is similar in concept to ISO/DIS 11501, but it is unknown at this time whether both methods give comparable results.


    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

    E2251 Specification for Liquid-in-Glass ASTM Thermometers with Low-Hazard Precision Liquids

    ISO Standard

    ISO 11501 Determination of Dimensional Change on Heating


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111200(Films); 30265802(Plastic sheet)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2732-96

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2732-96, Standard Test Method for Unrestrained Linear Thermal Shrinkage of Plastic Film and Sheeting, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1996, www.astm.org

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