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A2LA ASTM Methods Thermal Analysis Flammability Moisture 
Standard Test Methods 
 

The test methods listed on this page comprise our A2LA scope. We perform many other tests, including additional ASTM methods as well as a variety of methods specifically designed for a particular situation.

 

CHEMICAL 

Test Description

Test Method or Standard

 

FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) Spectroscopy

ASTM D2124

 

 

Flammability

 

 

Horizontal Burn of Self-Supporting Plastics

ASTM D635; UL 94HB

 

Horizontal Burn of Materials Used in 302 (49 CFR 571.302) Occupant Compartments of Motor Vehicles

ASTM D5132;FMVSS   

 

Vertical Burn, 20 mm

ASTM D3801; UL 94V

 

Vertical Burn, 125 mm

ASTM D5048; UL 945V

 

Oxygen Index

ASTM D2863

High Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography

ASTM D5296

 

Plasticizer in Flexible PVC

PDI RPLC-01

 

Pyrolysis ID Rubbers

ASTM D3452; PDI GCMS-02

 

RVCM in PVC

ASTM D4443

 

 

Thermal Analysis

 

 

DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry)

ASTM D3418, E794, E1356

 

TGA (Thermogravimetric Analysis)

ASTM E1131

 

Karl Fischer Moisture Content

ASTM D6869

MECHANICAL

Test Description

Test Method or Standard

Abrasion Resistance

ASTM D3389

Brittleness Temperature (Impact)

ASTM D746, D2137

Capillary Rheometry

ASTM D3835

Charpy Impact

ISO 179

Coefficient of Friction

ASTM D1894

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

ASTM D696

Color Determination by Spectrophotometer

ASTM D2244, E1331

Compression Set

ASTM D395 (Method B)

Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics

ASTM D695; ISO 604

Conditioning of Plastics for Testing

ASTM D618

DC Resistance or Conductance

ASTM D257

Deflection Temperature Under Flexural Load

ASTM D648; ISO 75

Dielectric Strength

ASTM D149

Durometer Hardness (Shore A and D)

ASTM D2240

Effect of Liquids

ASTM D471

Flexural Properties

ASTM D790; ISO 178

Flow Rate (Extrusion Plastometer)

ASTM D1238; ISO 1133

Fogging

SAE J1756; GM9305P

Fusion of PVC Compounds

ASTM D2538

Impact Resistance (Izod)

ASTM D256; ISO 180

Impact Resistance (Unnotched)

ASTM D4812

Impact Resistance (Tup)

ASTM D4226

Impact Resistance (Gardner)

ASTM D5420

Instrumented Impact

ASTM D3763; ISO 6603

Linear Dimensional Changes

ASTM D1042

Mandrel Bend                                       

ASTM D2633 (Sec. 75); GM9503P

Poisson’s Ratio

ASTM E132

QUV Testing

ASTM D4329, G154; ISO 4892-3, 9370

Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents (Immersion Test)

ASTM D543 (Practice A)

Rockwell hardness (R Scale, Procedure B)

ASTM D785; ISO 2039-2

Rubber Deterioration in an Air Oven

ASTM D573

Specific Gravity/Density

ASTM D792; ISO 1183

Specular Gloss

ASTM D523

Standard Test Methods for Thermoplastic Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable

ASTM D2633 (Sec. 1-16, 72-77)

Tear Resistance

ASTM D624, D1004; ISO 34

Tensile Impact

ASTM D1822

Tensile Properties

ASTM D412 (Method A), D638, D882,

 ISO 37, 527

Vicat Softening Temperature

ASTM D1525; ISO 306

Volatile Loss

ASTM D1203

Water Absorption of Plastics

ASTM D570

Xenon-Arc Exposure Testing

ASTM D2565; SAE J1885, J1960,

J2412, J2527

 

 

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