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

tensile strength test being performed