ASTM International - ASTM D2176-97a(2002)
Standard Test Method for Folding Endurance of Paper by the M.I.T. Tester
|Publication Date:||10 December 1997|
|ICS Code (Paper and board):||85.060|
1.1 This test method describes the use of the M.I.T.-type folding apparatus for determining folding endurance of paper. The M.I.T. tester can be adjusted for papers of any thickness; however, if the outer fibrous layers of paper thicker than about 0.25 mm (0.01 in.) rupture during the first few folds, the test loses its significance. The procedure for the Schopper-type apparatus is given in Test Method D643. This test method is the technical equivalent of TAPPI T511.
1.2 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.