Plastic Ultimate Tensile Testing

One of the services CTS provides is testing the Tensile Properties of Plastics. This standard test method is outlined by ASTM D638:

  • ASTM D638: Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
    • This test method produces tensile property data for plastic material specifications.
    • It is important that materials used in structural applications are able to resist breaking under tensile stress, and this requires a controlled method for testing tensile strength.
    • The ultimate tensile strength (also called “tensile strength at break”) is the tensile strength at which the material will break, measured in terms of force per unit area (MPa/PSI).


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