Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers—Tension

2016 Edition

Published by ASTM International, 11/01/2016

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2021


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ASTM D412, 2016 Edition – Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers—Tension

These test methods cover procedures used to evaluate the tensile (tension) properties of vulcanized thermoset rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers. These methods are not applicable to ebonite and similar hard, low elongation materials. The methods appear as follows:

Test Method A—Dumbbell and Straight Section Specimens

Test Method B—Cut Ring Specimens

NOTE 1—These two different methods do not produce identical results.

The values stated in either SI or non-SI units shall be regarded separately as normative for this standard. The values in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore each system must be used independently, without combining values.

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Revision 2016 Edition
Document Type PDF
Document Language English
Pages 14
Publisher ASTM International (ASTM)
Status Current


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