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    ASTM D1000 - 17

    Standard Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications

    Active Standard ASTM D1000 | Developed by Subcommittee: D09.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.01

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    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for testing pressure-sensitive adhesive-coated tapes to be used as electrical insulation. These tapes are classified as follows:

    1.1.1 Class 1—Non-elastomeric backings made from materials such as:


    Paper, flat or creped,


    Fabric, uncoated or coated,


    Cellulose ester films,


    Polyethylene terephthalate (polyester) films,


    Fluorocarbon polymer films,


    Composite filament films,


    Polyamide films,


    Polyimide films, and


    Combinations thereof.

    1.1.2 Class 2—Elastomeric backings that are characterized by both high stretch and substantial recovery. These backings are made from materials such as:


    Vinyl chloride and co-polymers,


    Vinylidene chloride and co-polymers, and


    Polyethylene and co-polymers.

    1.2 Test laminates of Class 1 and Class 2 backings according to Class 1 test methods.

    1.3 The procedures appear in the sections indicated below and in alphabetical order:

    Adhesion Strength to Steel and Backing at Room Temperature

    46 – 53

    Adhesion Strength to Steel and Backing at Low Temperatures

    46 – 53

    Bond Strength After Solvent Immersion

    110 – 115

    Breaking Strength and Elongation at Room Temperature

    37 – 45

    Breaking Strength and Elongation at Low Temperatures

    37 – 45


    6 – 8

    Curling and Twisting

    140 – 146

    Dielectric Breakdown Voltage

    83 – 90

    Effect of Accelerated Aging on High-Temperature Tapes

    97 – 103


    66 – 76


    104 – 109



    Insulation Resistance at High Humidity

    91 – 96

    Length of Tape in a Roll

    28 – 36

    Oil Resistance

    116 – 122

    Puncture Resistance

    123 – 128

    Resistance to Accelerated Aging (Heat and Moisture)

    129 – 139



    Specimen Preparation


    Thermosetting Properties

    77 – 82


    21 – 27

    Unwind Force at Room Temperature

    54 – 65

    Unwind Force at Low Temperatures

    54 – 65


    11 – 20

    Note 1: These procedures apply to both Class 1 and Class 2 tapes except as noted above.

    1.4 This is a fire-test response standard (see Section 104).

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are the standard, unless otherwise noted. If a value for measurement is followed by a value in inch-pound or English units in parentheses, it is likely that the second value will only be approximate and it is for information only. The first stated value is the preferred unit.

    Note 2: These test methods are similar to IEC 60454–3, but may differ sometimes in some details.

    1.6 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. For specific hazards see Section 3.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    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

    A666 Specification for Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Flat Bar

    D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies

    D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials

    D295 Test Methods for Varnished Cotton Fabrics Used for Electrical Insulation

    D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation

    D3487 Specification for Mineral Insulating Oil Used in Electrical Apparatus

    D5032 Practice for Maintaining Constant Relative Humidity by Means of Aqueous Glycerin Solutions

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

    IEC Standard

    IEC60454-3 Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tapes for Electrical Purposes International Electrotechnical Commission, 446 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608, http://www.iec.ch.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201502(Electrical insulating tape)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D1000-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1000-17, Standard Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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