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ASTM D4204-16(2023)

Standard Practice for Preparing Plastic Film Specimens for a Round-Robin Study

Standard Practice for Preparing Plastic Film Specimens for a Round-Robin Study D4204-16R23 ASTM|D4204-16R23|en-US Standard Practice for Preparing Plastic Film Specimens for a Round-Robin Study Standard new BOS Vol. 08.02 Committee D20
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Significance and Use

4.1 This practice is intended to assist task groups participating in a round-robin study with the preparation of test sets of film specimens from film samples in the form of rolls on a core.

4.2 This practice assumes that the essential features of the round-robin protocol have already been established by following the guidance of Practice E691. In particular, it is assumed that the following are known: (1) the number of film samples to be used, (2) the number of participating laboratories, (3) the number of replicate test results to be generated by each laboratory for each sample, and (4) the number of test specimens required to yield one test result for each sample.

4.3 In accordance with this practice, samples are partitioned into test sets so that real within-sample variability will not unduly distort the conclusions drawn from statistical analyses of the data generated in the round-robin study.


1.1 This practice covers the preparation of test sets of plastic film specimens for subsequent use in an interlaboratory round-robin study to evaluate the precision of a test method.

1.2 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Note 1: There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

1.3 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: 08.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.19
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D4204-16R23
ICS Code: 83.140.10