ASTM D882 Thin Plastic Film Tensile Testing

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ASTM D882 | Plastic and Elastomers | Tension Testing

One of the most common specifications that our customers follow is ASTM D882, the Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting. This test is very similar to ASTM D638 test whereby plastic material is pulled until it breaks in order to measure elongation, tensile modulus, tensile yield strength, and tensile strength at break.  Unlike ASTM D638, however, D882 is designed specifically for thin sheeting and film less than 1 mm (0.04″) thick.

Prior to conducting ASTM D882, it is important to read the entire specification in the relevant ASTM publication.

ASTM D882 | Plastic and Elastomers | Tension Testing

  1. Load your sample into your grips.
  2. Enter your specimen geometry (width, thickness, and gage length)  into your controller.
  3. Begin grip separation as specified in the standard and continue until specimen break.

Calculations:

  • Breaking Factor
  • Tensile Strength (Nominal)
  • Tensile Strength at Break
  • Percent Elongation
  • Percent Elongation at Yield
  • Elastic Modulus
  • Secant Modulus
  • Tensile Energy to Break

ASTM D882 | Plastic and Elastomers | Tension Testing

ASTM D882 | Plastic and Elastomers | Tension Testing

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