ASTM/ISO Standards

Cambridge Polymer Group is actively involved in the development and enhancement of new and existing standards. In addition, we routinely test using a broad selection of the materials standards currently in use, both biomedically and industrially.  For a partial list of ASTM and ISO standards routinely performed by Cambridge Polymer Group, please see below.  Please contact us if you don’t see what you need below.

ASTM D 

  • D256 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
  • D543 Standard Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
  • D570 Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
  • D638 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • D695 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
  • D732 Standard Test Method for Shear Strength of Plastics by Punch Tool
  • D792 Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
  • D822 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
  • D1238 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
  • D1331 Standard Test Methods for Surface and Interface Tension of Solutions of Surface Active Agents
  • D1505 Standard Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
  • D1640 Standard Test Method for Drying, Curing, or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature
  • D1876 Standard Test Method for Peel Resistance of Adhesives (T-Peel Test)
  • D1894 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
  • D2240 Standard Test Method for Rubber Property - Durometer Hardness
  • D2343 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Glass Fiber Strands, Yarns and Rovings Used in Reinforced Plastics
  • D2765 Standard Test Methods for Determination of Gel Content and Swell Ratio of Crosslinked Ethylene Plastics
  • D2857 Standard Practice for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Polymers
  • D3330 Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
  • D3359 Standard Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
  • D3465 Standard Test Method for Purity of Monomeric Plasticizers by Gas Chromatography
  • D3759 D3759M-05(2011) Standard Test for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
  • D3826 Standard Test Method for Assessing Degradation in Polyethylene and Polypropylene
  • D3835 Standard Test Method for Determination of Properties 
  • D3418 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • D4020 -1 Standard Specification for Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Molding and Extrusion Materials
  • D3850 Standard Test Method for Rapid Thermal Degradation of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials by Thermogravimetric Method (TGA)
  • D3895 Standard Test Method for Oxidative-Induction Time of Polyolefins by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • D4065 Standard Practice for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: Determination and Report of Procedures
  • D4603 Standard Test Method for Determining Inherent Viscosity of Poly(ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) by Glass Capillary Viscometer
  • D5946 Standard Test Method for Corona-Treated Polymer Films Using Water Contact Angle Measurements
  • D5024 Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In Compression
  • D6068 Standard Test Method for Determining J-R Curves of Plastic Materials
  • D6474 Standard Test Method for Determining Molecular Weight Distribution and Molecular Weight Averages of Polyolefins by High Temperature Gel Permeation Chromatography
  • D6645 Standard Test Method for Methyl (Comonomer) Content in Polyethylene by Infrared Spectrophotometry
  • D6862 Standard Test Method for 90 Degree Peel Resistance of Adhesives
  • D7084 Standard Test Method for Determination of Bulk Crush Strength of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers
  • D7271 Standard Test Method for Viscoelastic Properties of Paste Ink Vehicle Using an Oscillatory Rheometer
  • D7514 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Ink Stainblocking of Architectural Paint Systems by Visual Assessment

ASTM E 

  • E647 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
  • E831 Standard Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials by Thermomechanical Analysis
  • E1131 Standard Test Method for Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry (TGA)
  • E1508 Standard Guide for Quantitative Analysis by Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy
  • E1641 Standard Test Method for Decomposition Kinetics by TGA
  • E1877 Standard Test Method for Calculating Thermal Endurance of Materials from TGA Decomposition Data
  • E1952  Standard Test Method for Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity by Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • E2716  Standard Test Method for Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Sinusoidal Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • E2009 Standard Test Method for Oxidation Onset Temperature of Hydrocarbons by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

ASTM F 

  • F316 Standard Test Methods for Pore Size Characteristics of Membrane Filters by Bubble Point
  • F451 Standard Specification for Acrylic Bone Cement
  • F640 Standard Test Methods for Determining Radiopacity for Medical Use
  • F648 Standard Specification for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Powder and Fabricated Form for Surgical Implants
  • F1252 Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis
  • F1609 Standard Specification for Calcium Phosphate Coatings for Implantable Materials
  • F1635 Standard Test Method for in vitro Degradation Testing of Hydrolytically Degradable Polymer Resins and Fabricated Forms for Surgical Implants
  • F1980 Standard Guide for Accelerated Aging of Sterile Barrier Systems for Medical Devices
  • F2003 Standard Practice for Accelerated Aging of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene After Gamma Irradiation In Air
  • F2004 Standard Test Method for Transformation Temperature of Nickel-Titanium Alloys by Thermal Analysis
  • F2102 Standard Guide for Evaluating the Extent of Oxidation of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fabricated Forms Intended for Surgical Implants
  • F2183 Standard Test Method for Small Punch Testing of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Used in Surgical Implants
  • F2214 Standard Test Method for In Situ Determination of Network Parameters of Crosslinked Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
  • F2381 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Trans-Vinylene Yield in Irradiated Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fabricated Forms Intended for Surgical Implants by Infrared Spectroscopy
  • F2459 Standard Test Method for Extracting Residue from Metallic Medical Components and Quantifying via Gravimetric Analysis
  • F2565 Standard Test Methods for Highly Crosslinked UHMWPE for Medical Applications
  • F2625 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Enthalpy of Fusion, Percent Crystallinity, and Melting Point of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene by Means of Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • F2759 Standard Guide for Assessment of the Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Used in Orthopedic and Spinal Devices
  • F2778 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Percent Crystallinity of Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Polymers by Means of Specular Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (R-FTIR)

ISO 

  • ISO 527-1 Plastics - Determination of Tensile Properties
  • ISO 3451 Plastics - Determination of Ash - Part 1: General Methods
  • ISO 1133-1 Plastics - Determination of the Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) and Melt Volume-Flow Rate (MVR) of Thermoplastics
  • ISO 1628-3 Plastics - Determination of the Viscosity of Polymers in Dilute Solution Using Capillary Viscometers - Part 3: Polyethylenes and Polypropylenes
  • ISO 5833 Implants for surgery - Acrylic resin cements
  • ISO 9377-2 - Water Quality - Determination of Hydrocarbon Oil Index
  • ISO 15814 In Vitro Degradation of Polylactide

For detailed information about each ASTM standard, visit http://www.astm.org.