ASTM D7860 - 14

    Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Child Resistant and Non-Child Resistant Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Automated Torque Testing Equipment

    Active Standard ASTM D7860 | Developed by Subcommittee: F02.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method allows for the measurement of the torque retention properties of container/continuous thread closure systems of various designs, materials, and manufacture, and is suitable for package development and engineering evaluation.

    5.2 Each test method can be used for the evaluation of non child resistant container/continuous thread closure systems under controlled conditions such as when the application torque is known and the applied downward force to the closure is zero or for Type I, style “A” push down and turn child resistant container/continuous thread closure systems under controlled conditions such as when the application torque and the applied downward force to the closure is known.

    5.3 This test method measures torque retention properties of container/continuous thread closure systems with the use of an automated transducer based torque meter operating at a known rotational velocity (rpm) or known torque ramp.

    5.4 This test method is intended for measurement of dry torque only.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods evaluate the torque retention of continuous thread closures on containers with matching finishes, for predetermined environmental conditions over time. Methods are defined for both Type I, style “A” push down and turn Type II2 child resistant and non child resistant type closures.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    Note 1: The SI unit system is the recommended system.

    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.


    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

    D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments

    D3198 Test Method for Application and Removal Torque of Threaded or Lug-Style Closures

    D3474 Practice for Calibration and Use of Torque Meters Used in Packaging Applications

    D3475 Classification of Child-Resistant Packages

    D4169 Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

    D4332 Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing

    D7386 Practice for Performance Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.020 (Packaging and distibution of goods in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 24120000(Packaging materials)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7860-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7860-14, Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Child Resistant and Non-Child Resistant Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Automated Torque Testing Equipment, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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