ASTM F1306 | Plastics and Elastomers | Puncture Testing
Penetration resistance is a vital part of the quality of thin, flexible materials in which any sharp-edged item pointed downward will not break past the barrier of a film or laminate. ASTM F1306 is a specification regarding the slow rate penetration resistance properties of flexible barrier films and laminates. Thin, flexible specimens must be of uniform thickness at 0.0025 mm or 0.0001 in.
A universal testing machine with a recording device and penetration probe are needed to perform this test. Ultimately, the force, energy, and elongation to perforation of the material are observed. Before conducting ASTM F1306, one should read the whole ASTM specification.