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Significance and Use
4.1 These test methods may be used to determine the subnormal temperature stiffening of flexible polymers or fabrics coated with flexible polymers. Temperatures at which the low temperature modulus is a specified multiple or ratio of the modulus at room temperature are interpolated from the twist versus temperature curve. These specified ratios of low-temperature modulus to room-temperature modulus are called relative moduli. These temperatures at the relative moduli encompass the transition region between the glassy and rubbery states of the materials tested.
1.1 These test methods describe the use of a torsional apparatus for measuring the relative low temperature stiffening of flexible polymeric materials and fabrics coated therewith. A routine inspection and acceptance procedure, to be used as a pass-fail test at a specified temperature, is also described.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D832 Practice for Rubber Conditioning For Low Temperature Testing
D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries
ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)
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ASTM D1053-92a(2012), Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property—Stiffening at Low Temperatures: Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top