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This test method covered the application with a given torque of a threaded or lug-style closure to a container, and measures the torque required to unscrew the closure from a container.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D10 on Packaging, this practice was withdrawn in January 2016 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This test method covers the application with a given torque of a threaded or lug-style closure to a container, and measures the torque required to unscrew the closure from a container.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D3474 Practice for Calibration and Use of Torque Meters Used in Packaging Applications
E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials
E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process
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ASTM D3198-97(2007), Standard Test Method for Application and Removal Torque of Threaded or Lug-Style Closures (Withdrawn 2016), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.orgBack to Top