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Plastic Film Proficiency Testing Program Enrolling for September 2017 Cycle


A new proficiency testing program for plastic film testing is accepting enrollment for its September 2017 cycle through Sept. 22, 2017.

ASTM International, a global standards organization, launched the program in 2015 with technical support from its renowned committee on plastics (D20). 

The program provides a statistical quality assurance tool that helps laboratories seeking to improve and maintain a high level of performance when conducting a variety of ASTM International test methods including:
·       Film Thickness,
·       Tensile properties,
·       Propagation tear resistance (pendulum),
·       Haze,
·       Dart drop impact,
·       Tear resistance, and more. 

For each cycle, each laboratory will receive two rolls of film, each made of different materials. These rolls will be 12 in. wide with nominal 1 or 2-mil gauge and will contain 50 to 75 ft. of film to conduct the specified tests. For more information on the specifics of the testing program and to register, click here

Media Inquiries: Dan Bergels, tel +1.610.832.9602; 
Testing Contact: Amy Meacock, tel +1.610.832.9688; 


Release #10392

August 31, 2017

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