Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D792-98

Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement


1.1 These test methods describe the determination of the specific gravity (relative density) and density of solid plastics in forms such as sheets, rods, tubes, or molded items.

1.2 Two test methods are described:

1.2.1 Test Method A --For testing solid plastics in water, and

1.2.2 Test Method B--For testing solid plastics in liquids other than water.

Note 1--Alternatively, Test Method D1505 may be applied to many such forms, as well as to films and sheeting.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.

Note 2--This standard is not equivalent to ISO 1183 Method A.

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Book of Standards Volume: 08.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.70
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/D0792-98
ICS Code: 83.120