ASTM International - ASTM D1790-99
Standard Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastic Sheeting by Impact
|Publication Date:||10 March 2002|
|ICS Code (Films and sheets):||83.140.10|
1.1 This test method covers the determination of that temperature at which plastic sheeting 1.00 mm (0.040 in.) or less in thickness exhibits a brittle failure under specified impact conditions.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
Note 1-This test method was developed jointly with the Society of the Plastics Industry, primarily for use with plasticized vinyl sheetings. Its applicability to other plastic sheetings must be verified by the user.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Note 4.
Note 3-This test method is similar to ISO 8570-1991 in title only. The technical content is significantly different.