ASTM International - ASTM D1004-94a(2003)
Standard Test Method for Initial Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Sheeting
|Publication Date:||10 January 2003|
|ICS Code (Films and sheets):||83.140.10|
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the tear resistance of flexible plastic film and sheeting at very low rates of loading, 51 mm [2 in.]/min. This test method is designed to measure the force to initiate tearing. The specimen geometry of this test method produces a stress concentration in a small area of the specimen. The maximum stress, usually found near the outset of tearing, is recorded as the tear resistance in newtons (or pounds-force).
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific cautionary statements are given in Note 2.
Note 1-There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.