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    ASTM F1306 - 21

    Standard Test Method for Slow Rate Penetration Resistance of Flexible Barrier Films and Laminates

    Active Standard ASTM F1306 | Developed by Subcommittee: F02.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Penetration resistance is an important end-use performance of thin flexible materials where a sharp-edged product can destroy the integrity of a barrier wrap. This will permit package entry/exit of gases, odors, and unwanted contaminates, causing potential harm to the product and reducing shelf-life. Material response to penetration will vary with numerous factors, such as film thickness, elastic modulus, rate of penetration, temperature, shape and type of probe. Consequently, material responses from puncture to stretch may be observed and quantified using this method. Although numerous combinations of experimental factors can be devised and used to simulate specific end-use applications, the recommended conditions in this method should be followed for standard comparisons of materials.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method permits flexible barrier films and laminates to be characterized for slow rate penetration resistance to a driven probe. The test is performed at room temperature, by applying a biaxial stress at a single test velocity on the material until perforation occurs. The force, energy, and probe penetration to failure are determined.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

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

    F2251 Test Method for Thickness Measurement of Flexible Packaging Material

    ASQ Standards

    ASQ/ANSI Z1.9

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories); 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 24141514(Packaging films)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F1306-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F1306-21, Standard Test Method for Slow Rate Penetration Resistance of Flexible Barrier Films and Laminates, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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