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ASTM D2136-02(2012)

Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics—Low-Temperature Bend Test

Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics—Low-Temperature Bend Test D2136-02R12 ASTM|D2136-02R12|en-US Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics—Low-Temperature Bend Test Standard new BOS Vol. 09.02 Committee D11
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Significance and Use

4.1 This test method evaluates the ability of coated fabrics to withstand a prescribed bend at an established low temperature. Fabrics coated with polymeric materials are used in many applications requiring low temperature flexing. Data obtained using this test method may be used to predict in-use behavior only in applications in which the conditions of deformation are similar to those specified in this test method. This test method has been found useful for specification purposes but does not necessarily indicate the lowest temperature at which the material may be used.


1.1 Fabrics coated with rubber or rubber-like materials display increased stiffening when exposed to decreasing ambient temperatures. This test method describes a simple pass/fail procedure whereby material flexibility at a specified low temperature can be determined. Failure is indicative of unacceptability of the coated fabric for use at that temperature.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statement see 8.1.

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Book of Standards Volume: 09.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D11.37
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D2136-02R12
ICS Code: 59.080.40