ASTM D1042 - 12(2017)

    Standard Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Plastics Caused by Exposure to Heat and Moisture

    Active Standard ASTM D1042 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.50

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method is intended only as a convenient test method for measurement of linear dimensional changes in plastics subjected to defined conditions of test as outlined in Sections 7 and 8.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is designed to provide a means for measuring in plastic specimens the dimensional changes such as shrinkage or expansion, developed under specific heat and water conditionings.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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 no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

    1.4 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

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D5947 Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.01 (Plastics in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1042-12R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1042-12(2017), Standard Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Plastics Caused by Exposure to Heat and Moisture, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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