ASTM F791 - 18

    Standard Test Method for Stress Crazing of Transparent Plastics

    Active Standard ASTM F791 | Developed by Subcommittee: F07.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.03


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF 6 $46.00   ADD TO CART
    Hardcopy (shipping and handling) 6 $46.00   ADD TO CART
    Standard + Redline PDF Bundle 12 $55.20   ADD TO CART


    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method provides a guide for evaluating whether a specific solvent, chemical, or compound is detrimental to a transparent plastic as a result of a manufacturing process, a fabrication operation, or the operational environment. All transparent plastics are susceptible to crazing, though in widely varying degree and from a variety of causes. This test method is intended to allow establishment of the crazing stress when the simultaneous action of both load and a material that will cause crazing is applied, producing non-reversible damage that limits the usage of that transparent plastic in a specific application.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the critical crazing stress for a transparent plastic material when exposed to a specific solvent, chemical, or compound at a specific temperature.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.01 (Plastics in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25200000(Aerospace systems and components and equipment)


    Referencing This Standard
    Link Here
    Link to Active (This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.)

    DOI: 10.1520/F0791-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F791-18, Standard Test Method for Stress Crazing of Transparent Plastics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

    Back to Top