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ASTM F2251-13(2018)

Standard Test Method for Thickness Measurement of Flexible Packaging Material

Standard Test Method for Thickness Measurement of Flexible Packaging Material F2251-13R18 ASTM|F2251-13R18|en-US Standard Test Method for Thickness Measurement of Flexible Packaging Material Standard new BOS Vol. 15.10 Committee F02
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Significance and Use

4.1 This test method provides a means for measuring a thickness dimension. Accurate measurement of thickness can be critical to meeting specifications and characterizing process, product, and material performance.

4.2 This test method does not address acceptability criteria. These need to be jointly determined by the user and producer of the product. Repeatability and reproducibility of measurement is shown in the Precision and Bias section. Attention should be given to the inherent variability of materials being measured as this can affect measurement outcome.


1.1 This test method covers the measurement of thickness of flexible packaging materials using contact micrometers.

1.2 The Precision and Bias statement for this test method was developed using both handheld and bench top micrometers with foot sizes ranging from 4.8 to 15.9 mm (3/16 to 5/8 in.).

1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

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: 15.10
Developed by Subcommittee: F02.20
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/F2251-13R18
ICS Code: 55.040