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ASTM D6434-12(2018)

Standard Guide for the Selection of Test Methods for Flexible Polypropylene Geomembranes

Standard Guide for the Selection of Test Methods for Flexible Polypropylene Geomembranes
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Significance and Use

4.1 To evaluate flexible polypropylene properly, tests must be performed according to specific test methods and procedures. Failure to follow this guide can result in data not representative of the material's characteristics and performance.


1.1 This guide covers recommendations for the selection of appropriate test methods for flexible polypropylene sheet used in geomembrane applications to provide consistency in data reporting.

1.2 This guide includes test methods for three types of flexible polypropylene geomembranes, including smooth nonreinforced sheet, textured nonreinforced sheet, and scrim-reinforced sheet.

1.3 This guide is intended to aid all personnel involved in the selection, manufacture, installation, or evaluation of flexible polypropylene geomembrane sheet.

1.4 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.

1.5 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: 04.13
Developed by Subcommittee: D35.10
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D6434-12R18
ICS Code: 91.100.50