Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017
ASTM D1000-17

Standard Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications


1.1 These test methods cover procedures for testing pressure-sensitive adhesive-coated tapes to be used as electrical insulation. These tapes are classified as follows:

1.1.1 Class 1—Non-elastomeric backings made from materials such as:


Paper, flat or creped,


Fabric, uncoated or coated,


Cellulose ester films,


Polyethylene terephthalate (polyester) films,


Fluorocarbon polymer films,


Composite filament films,


Polyamide films,


Polyimide films, and


Combinations thereof.

1.1.2 Class 2—Elastomeric backings that are characterized by both high stretch and substantial recovery. These backings are made from materials such as:


Vinyl chloride and co-polymers,


Vinylidene chloride and co-polymers, and


Polyethylene and co-polymers.

1.2 Test laminates of Class 1 and Class 2 backings according to Class 1 test methods.

1.3 The procedures appear in the sections indicated below and in alphabetical order:

Adhesion Strength to Steel and Backing at Room Temperature

46 – 53

Adhesion Strength to Steel and Backing at Low Temperatures

46 – 53

Bond Strength After Solvent Immersion

110 – 115

Breaking Strength and Elongation at Room Temperature

37 – 45

Breaking Strength and Elongation at Low Temperatures

37 – 45


6 – 8

Curling and Twisting

140 – 146

Dielectric Breakdown Voltage

83 – 90

Effect of Accelerated Aging on High-Temperature Tapes

97 – 103


66 – 76


104 – 109



Insulation Resistance at High Humidity

91 – 96

Length of Tape in a Roll

28 – 36

Oil Resistance

116 – 122

Puncture Resistance

123 – 128

Resistance to Accelerated Aging (Heat and Moisture)

129 – 139



Specimen Preparation


Thermosetting Properties

77 – 82


21 – 27

Unwind Force at Room Temperature

54 – 65

Unwind Force at Low Temperatures

54 – 65


11 – 20

Note 1: These procedures apply to both Class 1 and Class 2 tapes except as noted above.

1.4 This is a fire-test response standard (see Section 104).

1.5 The values stated in SI units are the standard, unless otherwise noted. If a value for measurement is followed by a value in inch-pound or English units in parentheses, it is likely that the second value will only be approximate and it is for information only. The first stated value is the preferred unit.

Note 2: These test methods are similar to IEC 60454–3, but may differ sometimes in some details.

1.6 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. For specific hazards see Section 3.

1.7 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 10.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D09.07
Pages: 20
DOI: 10.1520/D1000-17
ICS Code: 29.035.20