ASTM D1693 - 15e1 - Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress-Cracking of Ethylene Plastics

ASTM D1693 - 15e1

Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress-Cracking of Ethylene Plastics

Status : Current   Published : May 2015



1.1 This test method covers the determination of the susceptibility of ethylene plastics, as defined in Terminology D883, to environmental stress-cracking when subjected to the conditions herein specified. Under certain conditions of stress and in the presence of environments such as soaps, wetting agents, oils, or detergents, ethylene plastics may exhibit mechanical failure by cracking.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

1.3  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:  There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

1.4  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 D1693 - 15e1
TitleStandard Test Method for Environmental Stress-Cracking of Ethylene Plastics
Publication Date01 May 2015
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 environmental resistance, polyethylene, stress-cracking
File Size563 KB

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