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Film Testing

There are a multitude of ASTM standards that govern the basic properties and performance of plastic films and sheeting. These standards account for everything from simple, single material films to multi-material, anisotropic constructions and help to characterize such properties as tensile strength, tearing resistance, and puncture energy. DDL’s materials engineers have a breadth of experience that ensures accurate, consistent, and timely results that are backed by our ISO 9001 certification and 17025 compliance.

DDL offers testing services for many film test standards, including:

ASTM D882; Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

ASTM D1004; Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting

ASTM D1708; Tensile Properties of Plastics by Use of Microtensile Specimens

ASTM D1709; Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method

ASTM D1894; Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting is the most common standard DDL tests to involving coefficient of friction.

ASTM D1922; Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method

ASTM D1938; 08 Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method

ASTM D3420; Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastic Film

ASTM D7192; Standard Test Method for High Speed Puncture Properties of Plastic Films Using Load and Displacement Sensors

ASTM F1306; Slow Rate Penetration Resistance of Flexible Barrier Films and Laminates

For more information on Film Testing, please read our recent blog post on “Common Problems with Tensile Testing on Films.”

DDL's Testing Locations

DDL's testing laboratories are located in Eden Prairie, MN and Irvine, CA. Learn more about the different testing services provided at each location.

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