Bend Test

  • ASTM D 790:
    Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulation Materials
  • DIN EN 2562:
    Aerospace Series – Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics – Unidirectional Laminates – Flexural Test Parallel to the Fibre Direction
  • DIN EN ISO 178:
    Plastics – Determination of Flexural Properties
  • DIN EN ISO 14125:
    Fibre Reinforced Plastic Composites – Determination of Flexural Properties
  • ISO 1209-1:
    Rigid cellular plastics – Determination of flexural properties – Part 1: Basic bending test
  • ISO 1209-2:
    Rigid cellular plastics – Determination of flexural properties – Part 2: Determination of flexural strength and apparent flexural modulus of elasticity

Compression Test

  • DIN EN 826:
    Thermal insulating Products for Building Applications – Determination of Compression Behaviour
  • DIN EN ISO 604:
    Plastics – Determination of Comprehensive Properties
  • ASTM D 695:
    Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
    (only by using the support jig)
  • ASTM D 1621:
    Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics
  • DIN EN ISO 844:
    Rigid Cellular Plastics – Determination of Compression Properties
  • DIN EN ISO 3386-1:
    Polymeric Materials, Cellular Flexible – Determination of stress-strain characteristics in compression
    • Part 1: Low-density Materials
    • Part 2: High-density Materials
  • DIN EN ISO 14126:
    Fibre-reinforced Plastic Composites – Determination of Compressive Properties in the In-Plane Direction
    (Method 2 with support jig according to ASTM D 695 combined with specimen of the type B1 or B2)

Dart Drop Test

  • ASTM D 1709:
    Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
  • DIN EN 477:
    Unplasticized Polyvinylchloride (PVC-U) Profiles for the Fabrication of Windows and Doors – Determination of the Resistance to Impact of Main Profiles by Falling Mass
  • DIN EN ISO 7765:
    Plastics Film and Sheeting – Determination of Impact Resistance by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    • Part 1: Staircase Methods
  • DIN EN ISO 7765:
    Plastics Film and Sheeting – Determination of Impact Resistance by the Free-Falling Dart Method
    • Part 2: Instrumented Puncture Test
  • DIN EN ISO 6603:
    Plastics – Determination of Puncture Impact Behaviour of Rigid Plastics
    • Part 1: Non-instrumented Impact Test
    • Part 2: Instrumented Puncture Test

Hardness

  • ASTM D 785:
    Standard Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
  • ASTM D 785:
    Standard Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
  • DIN 53505:
    Testing of Rubber – Shore A and Shore D Hardness Test (withdrawn)
  • DIN ISO 48:
    Rubber, Vulcanized or Thermoplastic – Determination of Hardness (Hardness between 10 IRHD and 100 IRHD)
  • DIN ISO 7619:
    Rubber, Vulcanized or Thermoplastic – Determination of Indentation Hardness
    • Part 1: Durometer Method (Shore Hardness)
  • DIN EN ISO 868:
    Plastics and Ebonite – Determination of Indentation Hardness by Means of a Durometer (Shore Hardness)
  • DIN EN ISO 2039:
    Plastics – Determination of Hardness
    • Part 1: Ball Indentation Method
    • Part 2: Rockwell Hardness
  • DIN EN ISO 14577:
    Metallic Materials – Instrumented Indentation Test for Hardness and Materials Parameters
    • Part 1: Test Method

 

Impact Test

  • MPK-ICIT:
    Testing of Plastics – Instrumented Charpy Test – Procedure for Determining the Crack Behaviour Using the Instrumented Impact Test
    • Part 1: Determination of Characteristic Fracture Machanics Parameters for Resistance Against Unstable Crack Propagation
    • Part 2: Determination of Characteristic Fracture Mechanics Parameters for Resistance Against Stable Crack Propagation
  • MPK-IKZV:
    Testing of Plastics – Instrumented Tensile-Impact Test – Procedure for Determining the Crack Resistance Behaviour Using the Instrumented Tensile-Impact Test
  • DIN 53453:
    Testing of Plastics – Bending Test and Impact Test on Dynstat Test Pieces (withdrawn)
  • DIN EN ISO 179:
    Plastics – Determination of Charpy Impact Properties
    • Part 1: Non-instrumented Impact Test
    • Part 2: Instrumented Impact Test
  • DIN EN ISO 8256:
    Plastics – Determination of Tensile-impact Strength

Interlaminar Shear Strength

  • DIN EN ISO 14130:
    Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Composites – Determination of Apparent Interlaminar Shear Strength by Short-Beam Method
  • DIN EN 2377:
    Aerospace Series – Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics – Test Method – Determination of Apparent Interlaminar Shear Strength
  • DIN EN 2562:
    Aerospace Series – Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics – Unidirectional Laminates – Flexural Test Parallel to the Fibre Direction

Tensile Test

  • DIN 53457:
    Testing of Plastics – Determination of the Elastic Modulus by Tensile, Compression and Bend Testing (withdrawn)
  • DIN 53504:
    Testing of Rubber – Determination of Tensile Strength at Break, Tensile Stress at Yield, Elongation at Break and Stress Values in a Tensile Test
  • DIN 65378:
    Aerospace – Fiber Reinforced Plastics – Testing of Unidirectional Laminates – Tensile Test Transverse to Fiber Direction
  • ISO 37:
    Rubber, Vulcanized or Thermoplastic – Determination of Tensile Stress – Strain Properties
  • DIN EN ISO 527:
    Plastics – Determination of Tensile Properties
    • Part 1: General Principles
    • Part 2: Test Conditions for Moulding and Extrusion Plastics
    • Part 3: Test Conditions for Films and Sheets
    • Part 4: Test Conditions for Isotropic and Anisotropic Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Composite
    • Part 5: Test Conditions for Unidirectional Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Composites

Other Mechanical Test Methods

  • ASTM D 624:
    Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • ASTM F 88/F 88-M09:
    Standard Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials
  • ASTM F 1921/F 1921M-12:
    Standard Test Methods for Hot Seal Strength (Hot Tack) of Thermoplastic Polymers and Blends Comprising the Sealing Surfaces of Flexible Web
  • ASTM F 2029-08:
    Standard Practices for Making Heatseals for Determination of Heatsealability of Flexible Webs as Measured by Seal Strength
  • ISO 19252:
    Plastics – Determination of Scratch Properties
  • DIN 53363:
    Testing of Plastic Films - Tear Test using Trapezoidal Test Specimen with Incision
  • DIN 53516:
    Testing of Rubber and Elastomers – Determination of Abrasion Resistance (withdrawn, replaced by DIN ISO 4649)
  • DIN 55529:
    Packaging – Determining the Sealed-Seam Strength of Sealings Made of Flexible Packaging Material
  • DIN ISO 815:
    Rubber, Vulcanized or Thermoplastic – Determination of Compression Set
    • Part 1: At Ambient or Elevated Temperatures
  • DIN ISO 4649:
    Rubber, Vulcanized or Thermoplastic – Determination of Abrasion Resistance using a Rotating Cylindrical Drum Device
  • DIN EN 1372:
    Adhesives – Test Method for Adhesives for Floor and Wall Coverings – Peel Test
  • DIN EN ISO 1856:
    Flexible cellular polymeric materials – Determination of compression set
  • DIN EN ISO 2409:
    Paints and Varnishes – Cross-cut Test