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    Standard Specification for Polyethylene Film and Sheeting

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-04-2015

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    This specification covers the classification of polyethylene film and sheeting up to 0.3 mm (0.012 in.) in thickness, inclusive.

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    1.1This specification covers the classification of polyethylene film and sheeting up to 0.3 mm (0.012 in.) in thickness, inclusive. The film or sheeting may contain additives for the improvement of the surface properties, pigments, or stabilizers, or combinations thereof.

    Note 1:Film is defined in Terminology D883 as an optional term for sheeting having a nominal thickness no greater than 0.254 mm (0.010 in.).

    1.2The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4This specification allows for the use of recycled polyethylene film or resin as feedstock, in whole or in part, as long as all the requirements as governed by the producer and end user are also met (see Note 2).

    Note 2:Guide D7209 describes terminology and definitions related to recycled plastics.

    Note 3:There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

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    Committee D 20
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM D 5459 : 1995 : R2012 Standard Test Method for Machine Direction Elastic Recovery and Permanent Deformation and Stress Retention of Stretch Wrap Film
    ASTM D 4649 : 2003 : R2016 Standard Guide for Selection and Use of Stretch Wrap Films
    ASTM D 3981 : 2009 : REV A : R2016 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Films Made from Medium-Density Polyethylene for General Use and Packaging Applications
    ASTM D 4397 : 2016 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Sheeting for Construction, Industrial, and Agricultural Applications
    ASTM D 4801 : 2008 : R2016 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Sheeting in Thickness of 0.25 mm (0.010 in.) and Greater
    ASTM D 4635 : 2016 Standard Specification for Plastic Films Made from Low-Density Polyethylene and Linear Low-Density Polyethylene for General Use and Packaging Applications

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    ASTM D 4703 : 2002 Standard Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets
    ASTM D 1746 : 1997 Standard Test Method for Transparency of Plastic Sheeting
    ASTM D 1004 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 6988 : 2008 Standard Guide for Determination of Thickness of Plastic Film Test Specimens
    ASTM D 5947 : 1996 Standard Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens
    ASTM D 1894 : 2011 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 1922 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM D 2578 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films
    ASTM D 2839 : 2016 Standard Practice for Use of a Melt Index Strand for Determining Density of Polyethylene
    ASTM D 4321 : 2004 Standard Test Method for Package Yield of Plastic Film
    ASTM D 1709 : 2022 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM F 1249 : 2006 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor
    ASTM D 3892 : 2015 : R2020 Standard Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
    ASTM D 1434 : 1982 : R2003 Standard Test Method for Determining Gas Permeability Characteristics of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 1709 : 2004 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 1004 : 1994 : REV A Standard Test Method for Initial Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 4976 : 2006 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1004 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 6988 : 2021 Standard Guide for Determination of Thickness of Plastic Film Test Specimens
    ASTM D 5947 : 2002 Standard Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens
    ASTM D 4976 : 2000 : REV B Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1003 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM E 96/E96M : 2021 Standard Test Methods for Gravimetric Determination of Water Vapor Transmission Rate of Materials
    ASTM D 4321 : 1999 Standard Test Method for Package Yield of Plastic Film
    ASTM D 1004 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 4976 : 2004 : REV A Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1922 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM D 2457 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss of Plastic Films and Solid Plastics
    ASTM D 2578 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films
    ASTM D 3892 : 1993 : R2003 Standard Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
    ASTM D 3892 : 2015 Standard Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
    ASTM D 1894 : 2000 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM F 1249 : 1994 : REV B Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor
    ASTM D 1922 : 2006 : REV A Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM D 1004 : 1994 : REV A : R2003 Standard Test Method for Initial Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 4976 : 2004 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4703 : 2003 Standard Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets
    ASTM D 1894 : 2001 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 2578 : 1999 : REV A Standard Test Method for Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films
    ASTM D 6988 : 2003 Standard Guide for Determination of Thickness of Plastic Film Test Specimens
    ASTM E 96/E96M : 2022 Standard Test Methods for Gravimetric Determination of Water Vapor Transmission Rate of Materials
    ASTM D 7209 : 2006 Standard Guide for Waste Reduction, Resource Recovery, and Use of Recycled Polymeric Materials and Products (Withdrawn 2015)
    ASTM D 1938 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method
    ASTM D 5947 : 2011 Standard Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens
    ASTM D 5947 : 2018 Standard Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens
    ASTM D 3892 : 1993 : R1998 Standard Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
    ASTM D 4703 : 1993 Standard Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets
    ASTM D 2578 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films
    ASTM D 1505 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
    ASTM D 1746 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Transparency of Plastic Sheeting
    ASTM D 2839 : 1996 Standard Test Method for Use of a Melt Index Strand for Determining Density of Polyethylene
    ASTM D 1709 : 2015 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 4321 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Package Yield of Plastic Film
    ASTM D 1004 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Initial Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 1003 : 2007 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 1004 : 2007 Standard Test Method for Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 4976 : 2012 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4703 : 2010 Standard Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets
    ASTM D 1894 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 1922 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM D 1709 : 2009 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 1709 : 1998 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 5947 : 2006 Standard Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens
    ASTM D 2457 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss of Plastic Films and Solid Plastics
    ASTM D 4976 : 2002 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1709 : 2001 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 1894 : 2011 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 6988 : 2007 Standard Guide for Determination of Thickness of Plastic Film Test Specimens
    ASTM F 1249 : 2006 : R2011 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor
    ASTM E 96/E96M : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
    ASTM D 1003 : 2011 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 1938 : 2002 Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method
    ASTM D 1938 : 1994 Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method
    ASTM D 1709 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 1505 : 1968 : R1979 Standard Test Method for Density Of Plastics By The Density-Gradient Technique
    ASTM D 1746 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Transparency of Plastic Sheeting
    ASTM D 1922 : 2015 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM D 2578 : 2004 Standard Test Method for Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films
    ASTM D 1003 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 2457 : 1997 Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss of Plastic Films and Solid Plastics
    ASTM D 1434 : 1982 : R2015 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Determining Gas Permeability Characteristics of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 2839 : 2010 Standard Practice for Use of a Melt Index Strand for Determining Density of Polyethylene
    ASTM D 618 : 2013 Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
    ASTM D 2839 : 2005 Standard Practice for Use of a Melt Index Strand for Determining Density of Polyethylene
    ASTM D 5947 : 2003 Standard Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens
    ASTM D 1709 : 2008 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 1922 : 2003 : REV A Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM D 5947 : 2001 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens
    ASTM D 1505 : 2010 Standard Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
    ASTM D 1434 : 1982 : R2009 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Determining Gas Permeability Characteristics of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 1505 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
    ASTM D 4976 : 2002 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 6988 : 2013 Standard Guide for Determination of Thickness of Plastic Film Test Specimens
    ASTM D 1746 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Transparency of Plastic Sheeting
    ASTM D 1505 : 1998 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
    ASTM D 1003 : 2000 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM F 1249 : 1990 : R1995 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor
    ASTM D 1922 : 2005 Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM D 3892 : 1993 : R2009 Standard Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
    ASTM D 4703 : 2000 Standard Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets
    ASTM D 1709 : 2016 : REV A : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 1938 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method
    ASTM D 4703 : 2010 : REV A Standard Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets
    ASTM D 1894 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 4703 : 2016 Standard Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets
    ASTM D 1938 : 2006 Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method
    ASTM D 1709 : 2003 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 2457 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss of Plastic Films and Solid Plastics
    ASTM D 1003 : 2011 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 1922 : 2000 : REV A Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM D 1894 : 2006 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 2839 : 2002 Standard Practice for Use of a Melt Index Strand for Determining Density of Polyethylene
    ASTM D 1003 : 1992 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 2457 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss of Plastic Films and Solid Plastics
    ASTM D 2457 : 2008 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss of Plastic Films and Solid Plastics
    ASTM D 1938 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method
    ASTM D 1922 : 2006 Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM D 2578 : 2004 : REV A Standard Test Method for Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films
    ASTM D 1709 : 2015 : REV A Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 1004 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 4321 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Package Yield of Plastic Film
    ASTM D 618 : 2021 Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
    ASTM D 1922 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM F 1249 : 2001 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor
    ASTM D 1434 : 1982 : R1998 Standard Test Method for Determining Gas Permeability Characteristics of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 4976 : 2012 : REV A Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1709 : 2016 : REV A Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    ASTM D 4703 : 2007 Standard Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets
    ASTM F 1249 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor
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