Tensile Strength Test

ASTM D882 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

Thin plastic sheeting can pose challenges for testing as it is prone to bend or slip. Packaging Compliance Labs provides ASTM D882 tensile testing which measures the elongation, modulus, yield strength and tensile strength at the plastic sheet’s breaking point. The tensile strength test ASTM D882 is similar to ASTM D638, but D882 is designed for extremely thin sheeting, less than 1mm in thickness, and the samples can be done in rectangular strips.

Industry Application

The ASTM tensile test evaluates the performance of a material subjected to elongation. It is used to compare one material to another in packaging specifications. This ASTM plastic sheet test can also assess a material’s performance following an event such as shelf life or sterilization.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does tensile strength test do?
Tensile strength testing coves the determination of tensile properties of plastics in the form of thin sheeting and films less than 1.0 mm in thickness.

What is tensile strength test typically used for?
Tensile properties determined by this test method are of value for the identification and characterization of materials for control and specification purposes. Tensile properties can be utilized to provide data for research and development and engineering design as well as quality control and specification.

What data does Tensile Strength Testing give?
Tensile Strength testing outputs four values: Auto Elongation at Break, Extension at End of Test, Load at Break, and Maximum Load.