ASTM D2838 - 18 - Standard Test Method for Shrink Tension and Orientation Release Stress of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting

ASTM D2838 - 18

Standard Test Method for Shrink Tension and Orientation Release Stress of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting

Status : Current   Published : April 2018

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1.1 This test method covers the determination of the shrink tension and related characteristics, that is, shrink force and orientation release stress, of heat-shrinkable plastic film and sheeting of less than 1.0 mm (0.04 in.) thickness. Two procedures are described that permit the measurement of shrink forces at predetermined temperatures. They are as follows:

1.1.1  Procedure A is designed to measure the maximum force exerted by a specimen that is totally restrained from shrinking as it is heated rapidly to a specific temperature.

1.1.2  Procedure B is designed to measure the maximum force exerted by a specimen that is permitted to shrink a predetermined amount prior to restraint while being heated rapidly to a specific temperature.

1.2 Orientation release stress can be determined from the data obtained using Procedure A.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.

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.

Note 1:  Film has been arbitrarily defined as sheeting having nominal thickness not greater than 0.25 µm (0.010 in.).

Note 2:  There is no known ISO equivalent to this test method.

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.




Standard NumberASTM D2838 - 18
TitleStandard Test Method for Shrink Tension and Orientation Release Stress of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting
StatusCurrent
Publication Date01 April 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Film, orientation release stress, shrink force, shrink tension, thin sheeting
ICS83.140.10
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages5
File Size156 KB
Price£40.00


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