ASTM International - ASTM D4272-03
Standard Test Method for Total Energy Impact of Plastic Films By Dart Drop
|Publication Date:||1 November 2003|
|ICS Code (Films and sheets):||83.140.10|
1.1 This test method describes the determination of the total energy impact of plastic films by measuring the kinetic energy lost by a free-falling dart that passes through the film.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in brackets 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.
Note 1-The ISO reference for this test method is ISO 7765-2; however, this test method is not equivalent to Test Method D 4272. The ISO test method calls for a direct readout of energy by using a load cell as part of the impactor head, while Test Method D 4272 calls for a constant weight impactor, then measuring the time of travel through a given distance to get energy values. Therefore, the two are not equivalent in this respect.