ASTM's paper and packaging standards are instrumental in the evaluation and testing of the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of various pulp, paper, and paperboard materials that are processed primarily to make containers, shipping boxes and parcels, and other packaging and labeling products. These standards help to identify characteristics such as chemical content, acidity or alkalinity, tensile breaking strength, peel adhesion, and water, oil, and tear resistance among others. Also, these paper and packaging standards help papermaking plants, packaging and shipping companies, and other producers and end-users of paper materials and products in the proper processing and assessment procedures to ensure their quality towards efficient commercial use.

Paper Standards and Packaging Standards

ASTM's paper and packaging standards are instrumental in the evaluation and testing of the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of various pulp, paper, and paperboard materials that are processed primarily to make containers, shipping boxes and parcels, and other packaging and labeling products. These standards help to identify characteristics such as chemical content, acidity or alkalinity, tensile breaking strength, peel adhesion, and water, oil, and tear resistance among others. Also, these paper and packaging standards help papermaking plants, packaging and shipping companies, and other producers and end-users of paper materials and products in the proper processing and assessment procedures to ensure their quality towards efficient commercial use.

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Aerosol Products

D3097-94 Standard Test Method for Aerosol Products for Delivered Mass (Withdrawn 2003)

D3075-94 Standard Test Method for Overrun of Food Aerosol Products (Withdrawn 2001)

D3091-72(2016) Standard Practice for Safe Filling of Low-Pressure Pressurized Products

D3090-72(2016) Standard Practice for Storage Testing of Aerosol Products

D3089-97(2017) Standard Practice for Determining the A-D Dimension of Aerosol Valve Dip Tubes

D3094-18 Standard Practice for Seepage Rate of Aerosol Products

D3076-18 Standard Practice for Effective Crimping on Outside Crimped Valves of Aerosol Containers

D3070-18 Standard Practice for Rapid Pressure Determination of Pressurized Products

D3069-94(2013) Standard Test Method for Delivery Rate of Aerosol Products (Withdrawn 2022)

D3060-94(2013) Standard Test Method for Pressure Drop Rate of Compressed Gas-Propelled Products (Withdrawn 2022)

D3061-97(2013) Standard Guide for Three-Piece Steel and Tinplate Straight-Wall and Necked-In Aerosol Cans (Withdrawn 2022)

D3065-01(2013) Standard Test Methods for Flammability of Aerosol Products (Withdrawn 2022)

D3064-97(2013) Standard Terminology Relating To Aerosol Products (Withdrawn 2022)

D6655-01(2007) Standard Terminology Relating to Mechanical Pump Dispensers (Withdrawn 2016)

Chemical/Safety Properties

F2013-10(2016) Standard Test Method for Determination of Residual Acetaldehyde in Polyethylene Terephthalate Bottle Polymer Using an Automated Static Head-Space Sampling Device and a Capillary GC with a Flame Ionization Detector

F1884-04(2018) Standard Test Methods for Determining Residual Solvents in Packaging Materials

F1308-98(2018) Standard Test Method for Quantitating Volatile Extractables in Microwave Susceptors Used for Food Products

F34-13(2018) Standard Practice for Construction of Test Cell for Liquid Extraction of Flexible Barrier Materials

F874-98(2019) Standard Test Method for Temperature Measurement and Profiling for Microwave Susceptors

F1349-08(2019) Standard Test Method for Nonvolatile Ultraviolet (UV) Absorbing Extractables from Microwave Susceptors

F1317-98(2019) Standard Test Method for Calibration of Microwave Ovens

F1519-98(2019) Standard Test Method for Qualitative Analysis of Volatile Extractables in Microwave Susceptors Used to Heat Food Products

F1500-98(2019) Standard Test Method for Quantitating Non-UV-Absorbing Nonvolatile Extractables from Microwave Susceptors Utilizing Solvents as Food Simulants

F1416-96(2019) Standard Guide for Selection of Time-Temperature Indicators

F2475-20 Standard Guide for Biocompatibility Evaluation of Medical Device Packaging Materials

F1608-21 Standard Test Method for Microbial Ranking of Porous Packaging Materials (Exposure Chamber Method)

F2638-22 Standard Test Method for Using Aerosol Filtration for Measuring the Performance of Porous Packaging Materials as a Surrogate Microbial Barrier

Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Containerboard and Related Structures and Materials

D5639/D5639M-20 Standard Practice for Selection of Corrugated Fiberboard Materials and Box Construction Based on Performance Requirements

D3951-18 Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging

D6804-19 Standard Guide for Hand Hole Design in Corrugated Boxes

D2658-18 Standard Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Fiberboard Boxes

D5118/D5118M-15(2020) Standard Practice for Fabrication of Fiberboard Shipping Boxes

D1029-95 Standard Test Method for Peeling Resistance of Paper and Paperboard (Withdrawn 2001)

D4521-96 Standard Test Method for Coefficient of Static Friction of Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard (Withdrawn 2001)

D1968-22 Standard Terminology Relating to Paper and Paper Products

D4727/D4727M-22 Standard Specification for Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard Sheet Stock (Container Grade) and Cut Shapes

D5168-22 Standard Practice for Fabrication and Closure of Triple-Wall Corrugated Fiberboard Containers

D5570/D5570M-10(2022) Standard Test Method for Water Resistance of Tape and Adhesives Used as Box Closure

D1974/D1974M-22 Standard Practice for Methods of Closing, Sealing, and Reinforcing Fiberboard Boxes

Hazardous Materials

D8135-17 Standard Guide for Selection of Substitute, Non-hazardous, Particulate Solid Filling Substances for Packagings Subjected to the United Nations Performance Tests

D8134-18 Standard Guide for Conducting Internal Hydrostatic Pressure Tests on United Nations (UN) IBC Design Types

D7790-19 Standard Guide for Preparation of Plastic Packagings Containing Liquids for United Nations (UN) Drop Testing

D4919-17 Standard Guide for Testing of Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods) Packagings

D7387-20 Standard Test Method for Vibration Testing of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) Used for Shipping Liquid Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods)

D7660-20 Standard Guide for Conducting Internal Pressure Tests on United Nations (UN) Packagings

D7887-20 Standard Guide for Selection of Substitute, Non-hazardous, Liquid Filling Substances for Packagings Subjected to the United Nations Performance Tests

D8409-21 Standard Guide for Conducting Stacking Tests on UN Packagings Using Guided or Unguided Loads

Interior Packaging

D3580-95(2015) Standard Test Methods for Vibration (Vertical Linear Motion) Test of Products

D5112-98(2015) Standard Test Method for Vibration (Horizontal Linear Motion) Test of Products

D3332-99(2016) Standard Test Methods for Mechanical-Shock Fragility of Products, Using Shock Machines

D2221-01(2021) Standard Test Method for Creep Properties of Package Cushioning Materials

D1596-14(2021) Standard Test Method for Dynamic Shock Cushioning Characteristics of Packaging Material

D4168-95(2021) Standard Test Methods for Transmitted Shock Characteristics of Foam-in-Place Cushioning Materials

D6537-00(2021) Standard Practice for Instrumented Package Shock Testing For Determination of Package Performance

Mechanical Dispensers

D6633-18 Standard Practice for Basic Functional Stability of a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

D4335-18 Standard Practice for Determination of Component Retention of a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

D4336-18 Standard Practice for Determination of the Output Per Stroke of a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

D4333/D4333M-18 Standard Practice for Compatibility of Mechanical Pump Dispenser Components

F151-86(1997) Standard Test Method for Residual Solvents in Flexible Barrier Materials (Withdrawn 2004)

F1769-97 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Diffusivity, Solubility, and Permeability of Organic Vapor Barriers Using a Flame Ionization Detector (Withdrawn 2004)

F1770-97e1 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Solubility, Diffusivity, and Permeability of Flexible Barrier Materials to Water Vapor (Withdrawn 2004)

D4041/D4041M-05(2017) Standard Practice for Determining Spray Patterns of Mechanical Pump Dispensers

D6534-18 Standard Practice for Determining the Peak Force-to-Actuate of a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

D4334-18 Standard Practice for Determination of the Dip Tube Retention of a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

D3890-18 Standard Practice for Number of Strokes to Prime a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

D6654-18 Standard Practice for Basic Storage Stability of a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

D6536/D6536M-18 Standard Practice for Measuring the Dip Tube Length of a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

D6535/D6535M-18 Standard Practice for Determining the Dip Tube Length of a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

F3375-19 Standard Test Method for Assessing Non-Metered Restricted Delivery Systems for Liquid Consumer Products

F1168-88(1994) Guide for Use in the Establishment of Thermal Processes for Foods Packaged in Flexible Containers (Withdrawn 2000)

Package Design and Development

F17-20 Standard Terminology Relating to Primary Barrier Packaging

F2097-20 Standard Guide for Design and Evaluation of Primary Flexible Packaging for Medical Products

D3475-20 Standard Classification of Child-Resistant Packages

F99-21 Standard Guide for Writing a Specification for Flexible Barrier Rollstock Materials

D4267-07(2015) Standard Specification for Labels for Small-Volume (100 mL or Less) Parenteral Drug Containers (Withdrawn 2022)

D4775/D4775M-09(2014) Standard Specification for Identification and Configuration of Prefilled Syringes and Delivery Systems for Drugs (Excluding Pharmacy Bulk Packages) (Withdrawn 2022)

D4774-11(2017) Standard Specification for User Applied Drug Labels in Anesthesiology (Withdrawn 2022)

D7298-06(2017) Standard Test Method for Measurement of Comparative Legibility by Means of Polarizing Filter Instrumentation

F3263-17 Standard Guide for Packaging Test Method Validation

E171/E171M-11(2020) Standard Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging

D6398-08(2014) Standard Practice to Enhance Identification of Drug Names on Labels (Withdrawn 2022)

F1327-05 Standard Terminology Relating to Barrier Materials for Medical Packaging (Withdrawn 2007)

F1479-98(2003) Standard Terminology Relating to Microwave Food Packaging (Withdrawn 2007)

F2559/F2559M-21 Standard Guide for Writing a Specification for Sterilizable Peel Pouches

F1278-96(2021)e1 Standard Guide for Use and Handling of Flexible Retort Food Pouches in the Processing Environment

F1980-21 Standard Guide for Accelerated Aging of Sterile Barrier Systems and Medical Devices

F392/F392M-21 Standard Practice for Conditioning Flexible Barrier Materials for Flex Durability

Package Integrity

F1585-00 Standard Guide for Integrity Testing of Porous Barrier Medical Packages (Withdrawn 2006)

F3039-15 Standard Test Method for Detecting Leaks in Nonporous Packaging or Flexible Barrier Materials by Dye Penetration

F1929-15 Standard Test Method for Detecting Seal Leaks in Porous Medical Packaging by Dye Penetration

F2391-05(2016) Standard Test Method for Measuring Package and Seal Integrity Using Helium as the Tracer Gas

D5094/D5094M-09(2014) Standard Test Methods for Gross Leakage of Liquids from Containers with Threaded or Lug-Style Closures

F1886/F1886M-16 Standard Test Method for Determining Integrity of Seals for Flexible Packaging by Visual Inspection

F3169-16 Standard Test Method for Leak Detection in Blister Packaging by Vacuum Deflection Method by Laser Measurement

F3287-17e1 Standard Test Method for Nondestructive Detection of Leaks in Packages by Mass Extraction Method

F2096-11(2019) Standard Test Method for Detecting Gross Leaks in Packaging by Internal Pressurization (Bubble Test)

D6834-02(2008) Standard Test Method for Determining Product Leakage from a Package with a Mechanical Pump Dispenser (Withdrawn 2017)

F3004-13(2020) Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Seal Quality and Integrity Using Airborne Ultrasound

F2338-09(2020) Standard Test Method for Nondestructive Detection of Leaks in Packages by Vacuum Decay Method

D3078-02(2021)e1 Standard Test Method for Determination of Leaks in Flexible Packaging by Bubble Emission

F2714-08(2021) Standard Test Method for Oxygen Headspace Analysis of Packages Using Fluorescent Decay

F2095-07(2021) Standard Test Methods for Pressure Decay Leak Test for Flexible Packages With and Without Restraining Plates

F2228-13(2021) Standard Test Method for Non-Destructive Detection of Leaks in Packaging Which Incorporates Porous Barrier Material by CO2 Tracer Gas Method

F2227-13(2021) Standard Test Method for Non-Destructive Detection of Leaks in Non-sealed and Empty Packaging Trays by CO2 Tracer Gas Method

Palletizing and Unitizing of Loads

D8314-20 Standard Guide for Performance Testing of Applied Stretch Films and Stretch Wrapping

D4649-20 Standard Guide for Use of Stretch Films and Wrapping Application

D3953-15 Standard Specification for Strapping, Flat Steel and Seals

D5331-03(2016) Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads Secured with Stretch Wrap Films

D3950-17 Standard Specification for Strapping, Nonmetallic (and Joining Methods)

D4675-14a Standard Guide for Selection and Use of Flat Strapping Materials1

D5728-12(2020) Standard Practices for Securement of Cargo in Intermodal and Unimodal Surface Transport

D5458-95(2020) Standard Test Method for Peel Cling of Stretch Wrap Film

D5459-95(2020) Standard Test Method for Machine Direction Elastic Recovery and Permanent Deformation and Stress Retention of Stretch Wrap Film

D5416-95(2020) Standard Test Method for Evaluating Abrasion Resistance of Stretch Wrap Films by Vibration Testing

D5415-95(2020) Standard Test Method for Evaluating Load Containment Performance of Stretch Wrap Films by Vibration Testing

D5414-95(2020) Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Horizontal Impact Performance of Load Unitizing Stretch Wrap Films

Permeation

F2476-20 Standard Test Method for the Determination of Carbon Dioxide Gas Transmission Rate (CO2TR) Through Barrier Materials Using an Infrared Detector

F1927-20 Standard Test Method for Determination of Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate, Permeability and Permeance at Controlled Relative Humidity Through Barrier Materials Using a Coulometric Detector

F1307-20 Standard Test Method for Oxygen Transmission Rate Through Dry Packages Using a Coulometric Sensor

F1249-20 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor

F3299-18 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using an Electrolytic Detection Sensor (Coulometric P2O5 Sensor)

F3136-15 Standard Test Method for Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate through Plastic Film and Sheeting using a Dynamic Accumulation Method

F119-82(2015) Standard Test Method for Rate of Grease Penetration of Flexible Barrier Materials (Rapid Method)

D6701-21 Standard Test Method for Determining Water Vapor Transmission Rates Through Nonwoven and Plastic Barriers

F1115-16 Standard Test Method for Determining the Carbon Dioxide Loss of Beverage Containers

D7709-12(2017) Standard Test Methods for Measuring Water Vapor Transmission Rate (WVTR) of Pharmaceutical Bottles and Blisters

D1434-82(2015)e1 Standard Test Method for Determining Gas Permeability Characteristics of Plastic Film and Sheeting

D3985-17 Standard Test Method for Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Coulometric Sensor

D3079-94(2009)e1 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Flexible Heat-Sealed Packages for Dry Products (Withdrawn 2018)

F372-99(2003) Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate of Flexible Barrier Materials Using an Infrared Detection Technique (Withdrawn 2009)

E398-20 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate of Sheet Materials Using Dynamic Relative Humidity Measurement

F2622-20 Standard Test Method for Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using Various Sensors

Physical Properties

F1306-21 Standard Test Method for Slow Rate Penetration Resistance of Flexible Barrier Films and Laminates

F1921/F1921M-12(2018) Standard Test Methods for Hot Seal Strength (Hot Tack) of Thermoplastic Polymers and Blends Comprising the Sealing Surfaces of Flexible Webs

F3300-18 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Flexible Packaging Films Using a Reciprocating Weighted Stylus

F2203-13(2018) Standard Test Method for Linear Measurement Using Precision Steel Rule

F2251-13(2018) Standard Test Method for Thickness Measurement of Flexible Packaging Material

F2250-13(2018) Standard Practice for Evaluation of Chemical Resistance of Printed Inks and Coatings on Flexible Packaging Materials

F2217/F2217M-13(2018) Standard Practice for Coating/Adhesive Weight Determination

F2252/F2252M-13(2018) Standard Practice for Evaluating Ink or Coating Adhesion to Flexible Packaging Materials Using Tape

F2054/F2054M-13(2020) Standard Test Method for Burst Testing of Flexible Package Seals Using Internal Air Pressurization Within Restraining Plates

F2824-10(2020) Standard Test Method for Mechanical Seal Strength Testing for Round Cups and Bowl Containers with Flexible Peelable Lids

F2981-15(2020) Standard Test Method for Verifying Nonporous Flexible Barrier Material Resistance to the Passage of Air

F1140/F1140M-13(2020)e1 Standard Test Methods for Internal Pressurization Failure Resistance of Unrestrained Packages

F2029-16(2021) Standard Practices for Making Laboratory Heat Seals for Determination of Heat Sealability of Flexible Barrier Materials as Measured by Seal Strength

F88/F88M-21 Standard Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials

F904-22 Standard Practice for Separation of Plies for Bond Strength of Laminated Flexible Materials

Rigid Container Closure Systems

D7860-14 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Child Resistant and Non-Child Resistant Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Automated Torque Testing Equipment

D3474-90(2018) Standard Practice for Calibration and Use of Torque Meters Used in Packaging Applications

D2063/D2063M-10(2018) Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Non-Automated (Manual) Torque Testing Equipment

D3481-06(2011) Standard Test Method for Manual Shelling Two-Piece Child-Resistant Closures That Are Activated by Two Simultaneous Dissimilar Motions (Withdrawn 2018)

D7257-06(2011) Standard Test Method for Automated Shelling Two-Piece Child-Resistant Closures That Are Activated by Two Simultaneous Dissimilar Motions (Withdrawn 2018)

Shipping Containers and Systems - Application of Performance Test Methods

D6179-20 Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates

D642-20 Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads

D5277-92(2015) Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester

D4991-07(2015) Standard Test Method for Leakage Testing of Empty Rigid Containers by Vacuum Method

D999-08(2015) Standard Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers

D5571-16 Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR) of Plastic Tighthead Drums Not Exceeding 60 Gal (227 L) in Rated Capacity

D1975-16 Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress Crack Resistance of Plastic Injection Molded Open Head Pails

D7386-16 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems

D5265-09(2016) Standard Test Method for Bridge Impact Testing

D1185-98a(2017) Standard Test Methods for Pallets and Related Structures Employed in Materials Handling and Shipping

D4279-95(2017) Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Shipping Containers—Constant and Cycle Methods

D6344-04(2017) Standard Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages

D951-17 Standard Test Method for Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Method

D4504-94(2018) Standard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Open-Head-Pails for Industrial Shipping of Nonhazardous Goods

D6198-18 Standard Guide for Transport Packaging Design

F2825-18 Standard Practice for Climatic Stressing of Packaging Systems for Single Parcel Delivery

D4577-19 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load

D4003-98(2019)e1 Standard Test Methods for Programmable Horizontal Impact Test for Shipping Containers and Systems

D6055-96(2019) Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates

D3103-20 Standard Test Method for Thermal Insulation Performance of Distribution Packages

D1083-91(1998) Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates (Withdrawn 2001)

D5276-19 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall

D880-92(2021) Standard Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems

D6653/D6653M-13(2021) Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method

D4169-22 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

D685-22 Standard Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing

D5487-16(2022) Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines

D7030-04(2022) Standard Test Method for Short Term Creep Performance of Corrugated Fiberboard Containers Under Constant Load Using a Compression Test Machine

D4728-17(2022) Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers

D4332-22 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing

Shipping Containers, Crates, Pallets, Skids and Related Structures

D6880/D6880M-19 Standard Specification for Wood Boxes

D6251/D6251M-19 Standard Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes

D6253-16 Standard Practice for Treatment and/or Marking of Wood Packaging Materials

D6256/D6256M-16 Standard Specification for Wood-Cleated Shipping Boxes with Skidded, Load-Bearing Bases

D7478/D7478M-11(2017) Standard Specification for Heavy Duty Sheathed Wood Crates

D6255/D6255M-18 Standard Specification for Steel or Aluminum Slotted Angle Crates

D6039/D6039M-18 Standard Specification for Open and Covered Wood Crates

D6199-18a Standard Practice for Quality of Wood Members of Containers and Pallets

D6573/D6573M-13(2020) Standard Specification for General Purpose Wirebound Shipping Boxes

D6881/D6881M-03(2020) Standard Classification for Standard Plastics Industry Bulk Box/Pallet Unit Size Classified By Bulk Density

D6254/D6254M-20 Standard Specification for Wirebound Pallet-Type Wood Boxes

Sustainability & Recycling

D5663-15(2020) Standard Guide for Validating Recycled Content in Packaging Paper and Paperboard

D5833-12(2020) Standard Guide for Source Reduction Reuse, Recycling, or Disposal of Steel Cans

D5834-95 Standard Guide for Source Reduction Reuse, Recycling, and Disposal of Solid and Corrugated Fiberboard (Cardboard) (Withdrawn 2004)

D8410-21 Standard Specification for Evaluation of Cellulosic-Fiber-Based Packaging Materials and Products for Compostability in Municipal or Industrial Aerobic Composting Facilities

Tape and Labels

D5749-17 Standard Specification for Reinforced and Plain Gummed Tape for Sealing and Securing

D6787/D6787M-02(2017) Standard Specification for Repositionable Note Pad

D6788-02(2017) Standard Specification for Repositionable Pressure-Sensitive Flags

D7932-17 Standard Specification for Printed, Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Labels for Use in Extreme Distribution Environments

D2860/D2860M-18 Standard Test Method for Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape to Fiberboard at 90° Angle and Constant Stress

D3330/D3330M-04(2018) Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape

D3611-06(2019) Standard Practice for Accelerated Aging of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

D2979-16 Standard Test Method for Pressure-Sensitive Tack of Adhesives Using an Inverted Probe Machine (Withdrawn 2019)

D3815/D3815M-05(2019) Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes by Open-Flame Carbon-Arc Exposure Apparatus

D5105-05(2019) Standard Practice for Performing Accelerated Outdoor Weathering of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes Using Concentrated Natural Sunlight

D6551/D6551M-05(2019) Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes by Xenon-Arc Exposure Apparatus

D6252/D6252M-98(2019) Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Label Stocks at a 90° Angle

D3111-19 Standard Practice for Flexibility Determination of Hot-Melt Adhesives by Mandrel Bend Test

D5375/D5375M-98(2019) Standard Test Methods for Liner Removal at High Speeds from Pressure-Sensitive Label Stock

D5264-98(2019) Standard Practice for Abrasion Resistance of Printed Materials by the Sutherland Rub Tester

D6195-03(2019) Standard Test Methods for Loop Tack

D6295/D6295M-98(2019) Standard Test Method for Dispensability of Light–Duty Pressure–Sensitive Film Tape

D3759/D3759M-05(2019) Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Pressure-Sensitive Tape

D3715/D3715M-98(2019) Standard Practice for Quality Assurance of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

D3833/D3833M-96(2019) Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

D3654/D3654M-06(2019) Standard Test Methods for Shear Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

D3121-17 Standard Test Method for Tack of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives by Rolling Ball

D5330/D5330M-06(2020) Standard Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Packaging, Filament-Reinforced

D6123/D6123M-97(2020) Standard Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Light-Duty Packaging and General Purpose Masking

D3813/D3813M-98(2020) Standard Test Method for Curling, Twisting, and Tubing on Unwind of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

D3889/D3889M-96(2020) Standard Test Method for Adherence to Linerboard of Pressure-Sensitive Tape at Low Temperature

D3816/D3816M-96(2020) Standard Test Method for Water Penetration Rate of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

D3652/D3652M-01(2020) Standard Test Method for Thickness of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

D5750/D5750M-95(2020) Standard Guide for Width and Length of Pressure-Sensitive Tape

D5486/D5486M-06(2020) Standard Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Packaging, Box Closure, and Sealing

D6463/D6463M-06(2020) Standard Test Method for Time to Failure of Pressure Sensitive Articles Under Sustained Shear Loading

D6590/D6590M-00(2020) Standard Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Sealing Fiber Containers and Cans (Withdrawn 2021)

D1994-07(2015) Standard Test Method for Determination of Acid Numbers of Hot-Melt Adhesives (Withdrawn 2021)

D4497-10(2018) Standard Test Method for Determining the Open Time of Hot Melt Adhesives (Manual Method) (Withdrawn 2021)

D4499-07(2015) Standard Test Method for Heat Stability of Hot-Melt Adhesives (Withdrawn 2021)

D4498-07(2015) Standard Test Method for Heat-Fail Temperature in Shear of Hot Melt Adhesives (Withdrawn 2021)

D1874-16 Standard Specification for Water- or Solvent-Soluble Liquid Adhesives for Automatic Machine Sealing of Top Flaps of Fiberboard Shipping Cases (Withdrawn 2021)

D3811/D3811M-21a Standard Test Method for Unwind Force of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

Terminology (definitions)

D996-16 Standard Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments

D5077-90(2021) Standard Terminology Relating to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Packaging Materials

D5445-21 Standard Practice for Pictorial Markings for Handling of Goods