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ASTM Releases Proficiency Testing Program Designed for Plastic Film Testing (United States)

August 18, 2015

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed a Proficiency Testing Program for Plastic Film Testing, supported by the ASTM Committee D20 on Plastics.

The program includes strengthening of following test methods:

  • Tensile properties
  • Propagation tear resistance (pendulum)
  • Haze
  • Dart drop impact
  • Tear resistance (graves tear)
  • Gloss
  • COF
  • Puncture-propagation tear resistance

The program will assist laboratories in:

  •  Monitoring strengths and weaknesses
  • Comparing test results with other laboratories worldwide
  • Maintaining accreditation status

The first test cycle of the program begins in September 2015.