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ASTM D3768-16

Standard Test Method for Microcellular Urethanes—Flexural Recovery

Standard Test Method for Microcellular Urethanes—Flexural Recovery D3768-16 ASTM|D3768-16|en-US Standard Test Method for Microcellular Urethanes—Flexural Recovery Standard new BOS Vol. 08.02 Committee D20
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Significance and Use

4.1 This test method is used to indicate the ability of a material to recover after a 180° bend around a 12.7-mm (0.5-in.) diameter mandrel at room temperature.

4.2 Before proceeding with this test method, reference shall be made to any specification for the material being tested. Any test specimen preparation, conditioning, or dimensions, or combination thereof, and testing parameters covered in the materials specification shall take precedence over those mentioned in these test methods. If there are no material specifications, then the default conditions apply.

Note 2: This test method is applicable to solid urethanes.


1.1 This test method covers the procedure and apparatus for measuring the flexural recovery of microcellular urethanes.

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

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 known ISO equivalent to this standard.

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Book of Standards Volume: 08.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.22
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D3768-16
ICS Code: 83.100