Micom laboratories is pleased to announce that it offers the ASTM D2582 standard as part of its material testing and of its polymer testing services. This method describes a procedure that can assess the snagging resistance of a sample by the intermediary of a puncture propagation of tear test. Lastly, due to the specification of some materials, this test protocol may have to be coupled with another standard such as an accelerated aging test in order to properly appraise the specimen.
ASTM D2582 test
The purpose of ASTM D2582 is to assess the ability of a specimen to withstand a dynamic tearing by the means of a puncture propagation of tear test. In fact, the dynamic tear resistance of the sample is determined through the application of the appropriate formula and on the determination of the tear length of the material following the completion of the course of the apparatus’s carriage. In other words, this method determines the force that is required to split the specimen through the propagation of the perforation caused by the equipment’s carriage. Lastly, it is important to mention that for many materials the perforation does not alter notably the force calculated. Thus, in order to ascertain the contribution of the puncture, it is necessary to compare the results obtained from pre-puncture samples with nonperforated ones.
Micom offers polymer testing services for a wide selection of material and products. For more information about the ASTM D2582 test, we invite you to contact our material testing laboratory today. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions about either of those tests.
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