ASTM D882 Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

ASTM D882 is a standard test method used to determine the tensile properties of thin plastic films. The method involves stretching the film sample at a constant rate until it breaks, while measuring the force and elongation at various points throughout the test. ASTM D882 is specifically intended for testing plastic sheets less than 1 mm in thickness, however, it can be used to test any type of plastic specimen within this defined thickness range. Read more about ASTM D882 Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting below.

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Introduction to ASTM D882 

ASTM D882 is a widely used standard test method for measuring the tensile properties of thin plastic films. These properties are essential to evaluate the performance of plastic films in various applications, including packaging, construction, and automotive industries. Tensile properties are particularly important because they indicate the strength and elasticity of the film, which can determine how it will perform under stress or strain. The results obtained through this method are specially used for quality control, reliability checks, performance evaluation, and specification purposes. The reproducibility of ASTM D882 test results is good when precise control is maintained over all test conditions. ASTM D882 is specifically intended for testing plastic sheets less than 1 mm thick; however, it can be used to test any plastic specimen within this defined thickness range.

The ASTM D882 test method provides a standardized procedure for evaluating the tensile properties of thin plastic films, ensuring consistent results across different testing laboratories and equipment. The most commonly measured tensile properties are tensile strength, yield strength, yield strain, strain at break, and modulus of elasticity. MaTestLab has the best network of testing labs in the USA to carry out ASTM D882 test for our clients.

ASTM D882 Test Method

ASTM D882 testing is conducted on a universal testing machine (also called a tensile testing machine) at a constant crosshead speed. This test method ASTM D882 involves stretching a thin plastic film sample at a constant rate until it breaks. The method provides guidelines for sample preparation, test conditions, and calculations to ensure accurate and reproducible results.

Tensile PropertiesDuring the test, the force and elongation of the sample are recorded, allowing for the calculation of several important tensile properties, including tensile strength, elongation, and Young’s modulus.
Universal Testing MachineThe test is typically performed on a universal testing machine, which has grips to hold the sample and a load cell to measure the applied force. The sample is clamped between the grips, and the testing machine applies a controlled tensile load until the sample breaks. The force and elongation are recorded throughout the test using a data acquisition system.

ASTM D882 Specimens

Specimen detailsThe specimen used in the ASTM D882 test method is a thin plastic film sample. The sample is typically cut into a rectangular shape, with a specified length and width depending on the film thickness and testing equipment.
Specimen dimensionsThe acceptable specimen width for ASTM D882 is at least 1 inch (25 mm) and the gauge length is 2 inches (50 mm). The thickness of the sample ranges from 0.0003 inches (7.6 microns) to 0.125 inches (3.2 mm), depending on the film type and application.
Specimen preparationThe specimen is typically cut using a die cutter or other precision cutting equipment to ensure consistent dimensions. The edges of the sample are ensured to be smooth and free of defects that could affect the test results.

ASTM D882 Results

The results of the ASTM D882 test method are reported as several tensile properties, including tensile strength, elongation, and Young’s modulus. Tensile strength is the maximum stress the sample can withstand before it breaks, measured in pounds per square inch (psi) or megapascal (MPa).  These properties are used to compare different film types or to monitor changes in film properties over time.

Tests related to ASTM D882
ASTM D882 is related to several other ASTM standards that measure the properties of plastics and films. These standards include ASTM D638 for the tensile properties of plastics, ASTM D790 for flexural properties of plastics, and ASTM D1708 for tensile properties of plastics using micro tensile specimens. Plastics thicker than 1 mm should be tested to ASTM D638. These tests are commonly used in conjunction with the ASTM D882 test method to evaluate the properties of plastic films fully.

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