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    ASTM D5459 - 95(2020)

    Standard Test Method for Machine Direction Elastic Recovery and Permanent Deformation and Stress Retention of Stretch Wrap Film

    Active Standard ASTM D5459 | Developed by Subcommittee: D10.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Elastic recovery is related to the ability of a package to resume its original shape after being distended during its use cycle.

    5.2 Elastic recovery also relates to the tightness or snugness of a package.

    5.3 Stress retention is related to the tightness or snugness of a package.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of recovery from extension, permanent deformation, and stress retention of stretch wrap film.

    1.2 Several levels of extension are included to ascertain the effect of both small and large extensions.

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

    1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 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

    D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

    D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments

    D1898 Practice for Sampling of Plastics

    D2103 Specification for Polyethylene Film and Sheeting

    E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 24141501(Stretch wrap films)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5459-95R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5459-95(2020), Standard Test Method for Machine Direction Elastic Recovery and Permanent Deformation and Stress Retention of Stretch Wrap Film, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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