Standard Historical Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
ASTM D2839-96

Standard Test Method for Use of a Melt Index Strand for Determining Density of Polyethylene


1.1 This test method covers the preparation of a sample for polyethylene density determination in accordance with Test Method D 1505. The sample consists of a strand produced by extrusion of the polyethylene in accordance with Test Method D 1238, Condition 190/2.16 (Melt Index).

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

Note 1-There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.

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Book of Standards Volume: 08.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.15
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D2839-96
ICS Code: 83.080.20