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    ASTM D624 - 00(2020)

    Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers

    Active Standard ASTM D624 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) often fail in service due to the generation and propagation of a special type of rupture called a tear. This test method measures the resistance to tearing action.

    5.2 Tear strength may be influenced to a large degree by stress-induced anisotropy (mechanical fibering), stress distribution, strain rate, and test piece size. The results obtained in a tear strength test can only be regarded as a measure under the conditions of that particular test and may not have any direct relation to service performance. The significance of tear testing must be determined on an individual application or product performance basis.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes procedures for measuring a property of conventional vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic elastomers called tear strength.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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

    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.

    ISO Standard

    ISO/34 Rubber, Vulcanized Determination of Tear Strength (Trouser, Angle, and Crescent Tear Pieces) Available from American National Standards Institute, 11 West 42 nd St., 13th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

    ASTM Standards

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic ElastomersTension

    D1349 Practice for RubberStandard Conditions for Testing

    D3182 Practice for RubberMaterials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets

    D3183 Practice for RubberPreparation of Pieces for Test Purposes from Products

    D3767 Practice for Rubber--Measurement of Dimensions

    D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13101601(Vulcanized rubber); 13101606(Thermplastic rubber)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0624-00R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D624-00(2020), Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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