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ASTM WK64245

Revision of D1238-13 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer


The traditional use of weights to apply the load onto the sample does not reflect the current technology available Load cell accuracy and consistent application of force is not an issue as force can be steplessly adjusted Load cells satisfy ASTM E4 calibration and accuracy requirements Use of load cell technology is common in many aspects of materials testing


Developed by Subcommittee: D20.30

Committee: D20

Staff Manager: Alyson Fick

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 07-06-2018

Technical Contact: Robert Donohue

Item: 001

Ballot: D20.30 (20-05)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: D20.30 (22-04)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution