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ASTM D1894 Coefficient of Friction Test on Plastic How to Guide

ASTM D1894 is a testing standard designed to measure the friction of plastic film and sheeting. This post should help you understand the basics of the test procedure and help you choose the right equipment to perform this test accurately. For complete ...

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Triosyn Tests Substrate Elongation Using ADMET Testing System

Triosyn Corp., a subsidiary of Safe Life Corp., manufactures antimicrobial membranes that devitalize viruses, bacteria and fungi. Its patented resin, Triosyn®, not only captures but renders the microbes harmless. Many of its products are certified ...

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Multi-Plastics Uses ADMET for Precision Plastics Quality Control

Multi-Plastics Inc. (MPI) is a leading, full-service injection molder of precision plastic components and assemblies, primarily serving the electronics, consumer and medical industries. MPI specializes in complex projects and offers services ranging fr...

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Equipment Required for Testing Coated Fabrics and Textiles ASTM D751

Specification ASTM D751 includes test methods for covering a wide range of mechanical properties of coated fabrics.  A coated fabric is a material that has at least one layer of a textile and one layer of a polymeric substance.  Examples woul...

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How to Perform an ASTM D790 Plastic Flexural 3 Point Bend Test

Along with ASTM D638, D790 is one of the most commonly used specifications in the plastics industry.  This test measures the flexural strength and flexural modulus of reinforced and unreinforced plastics.  These calculations allow you t...

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How to Perform an ASTM D638 Plastic Tensile Strength Test

ASTM D638 is one of the most common plastic strength specifications and covers the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics.  This test method uses standard "dumbell" or "dogbone" shaped specimens under 14mm of thickness.  A...

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How to Perform a Rubber & Elastomer Tear Strength Test – ASTM D624

The tear strength of thermoset rubbers, thermoplastic elastomers, and silicones can be measured according to specification ASTM D624.  The test measures the strength required to initiate a tear in a material.  D624 describes multiple differen...

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