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Material Test Methods Material Testing Standards are diverse in their focus, serving as integral parts of many industries and providing the standard test methods for materials of every sort. Polymers, paints, rubber, ceramics, glass, and other materials are covered here, as well as industry specific tests such as those for the nuclear, shipping, or the aerospace industries.

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  • Polymers


    ASTM D4762-16

    Standard Guide for Testing Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

    ISO 10210:2012

    Plastics - Methods for the preparation of samples for biodegradation testing of plastic materials

    SAE J 1183-2017

    Recommended Guidelines for Fatigue Testing of Elastomeric Materials and Components

    ASTM D4274-16

    Standard Test Methods for Testing Polyurethane Raw Materials: Determination of Hydroxyl Numbers of Polyols

    ASTM E1069-85(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Testing Polymeric Seal Materials for Geothermal and/or High Temperature Service Under Sealing Stress

    IEC/TR 62662 Ed. 1.0 en:2010

    "Guidance for production, testing and diagnostics of polymer insulators with respect to brittle fracture of core materials "

    SAE AMS 3085A-2016 (SAE AMS3085A-2016)

    Fluid, Reference for Testing AS5780 HPC Class (Polyol) Resistant Material

    SAE AMS 3023A-2013 (SAE AMS3023A-2013)

    Fluid, Reference for Testing Polyol Ester (And Diester) Resistant Material

    SAE AMS 3021D-2007 (SAE AMS3021D-2007)

    Fluid, Reference, For Testing Di-Ester (Polyol) Resistant Material

    SAE AIR 4738A-1998 (SAE AIR4738A-1998)

    Hardness Testing of Elastomeric O-Rings ( Reaffirmed: Aug 1996 Mar 2004 )

    ASTM D3105-17

    Standard Index of Methods for Testing Elastomeric and Plastomeric Roofing and Waterproofing Materials



    ASTM D7464-14

    Standard Practice for Manual Sampling of Liquid Fuels, Associated Materials and Fuel System Components for Microbiological Testing

    SAE AMS 3022D-2011 (SAE AMS3022D-2011)

    Reference Fluid For Testing Hydrocarbon Fuel Resistant Materials, 10% Aromatic Content ( Noncurrent: Nov 1998 )

    ASTM D92-16b

    Standard Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester

    ASTM D6621-00(2012)

    Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Process Analyzers for Aromatic Hydrocarbon Materials

    SAE J 1681-2000 (SAE J1681-2000)

    Gasoline, Alcohol, and Diesel Fuel Surrogates for Materials Testing

    ISO 10426-2:2003

    Petroleum and natural gas industries - Cements and materials for well cementing - Part 2: Testing of well cements

    ISO 10426-3:2003

    Petroleum and natural gas industries -- Cements and materials for well cementing -- Part 3: Testing of deepwater well cement formulations

    ISO 10426-4:2004

    Petroleum and natural gas industries - Cements and materials for well cementing - Part 4: Preparation and testing of foamed cement slurries at atmospheric pressure

    ISO 13503-3:2005

    Petroleum and natural gas industries - Completion fluids and materials - Part 3: Testing of heavy brines



    ASTM E2580-12

    Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Flat Panel Composites and Sandwich Core Materials Used in Aerospace Applications

    ASTM F790-08(2013)

    Standard Guide for Testing Materials for Aerospace Plastic Transparent Enclosures

    MIL-HDBK-731 NOT 1

    Nondestructive Testing Methods of Composite Materials - Thermography


    Nondestructive Testing Methods of Composite Materials Acoustic Emission

    MIL-HDBK-733 NOT 1

    Nondestructive Testing Methods of Composite Materials - Radiography

    MIL-HDBK-787 NOT 1

    Nondestructive Testing Methods of Composite Materials - Ultrasonic



    ASTM D268-01(2012)

    Standard Guide for Sampling and Testing Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates for Use in Paint and Related Coatings and Material

    ASTM D3924-16

    Standard Specification for Standard Environment for Conditioning and Testing Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Materials

    ISO 3270:1984

    Paints and varnishes and their raw materials - Temperatures and humidities for conditioning and testing


    Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Materials: Methods of Inspection, Sampling and Testing

    Electrical Insulation

    Electrical Insulation

    IEC 60212 Ed. 3.0 b:2010

    Standard conditions for use prior to and during the testing of solid electrical insulating materials

    ASTM D5537-14

    Standard Test Method for Heat Release, Flame Spread, Smoke Obscuration, and Mass Loss Testing of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration



    ASTM G7/G7M-13

    Standard Practice for Atmospheric Environmental Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials

    ASTM G141-09(2013)

    Standard Guide for Addressing Variability in Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials

    ASTM F152-95(2009)

    Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Nonmetallic Gasket Materials



    ASTM D7387-13

    Standard Test Method for Vibration Testing of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) Used for Shipping Liquid Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods)

    MIL-STD-162E NOT 3

    Materials Handling Equipment: (Preparation for Shipment, Storage, Cyclic Maintenance, Routine Testing and Processing)



    ASTM D3666-16

    Standard Specification for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials

    ASTM D7495-12

    Standard Specification for Minimum Requirements for Accreditation Bodies that Accredit Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials

    ASTM E2833-12

    Standard Practice for Certification Bodies that Certify Personnel Engaged in Inspection and Testing of Construction Activities and Materials Used in Construction, Including Special Inspection

    Protective Clothing

    Protective Clothing

    ASTM F2815-10(2014)

    Standard Practice for Chemical Permeation through Protective Clothing Materials: Testing Data Analysis by Use of a Computer Program

    ASTM F2053-00(2011)

    Standard Guide for Documenting the Results of Airborne Particle Penetration Testing of Protective Clothing Materials

    ASTM F1194-99(2010)

    Standard Guide for Documenting the Results of Chemical Permeation Testing of Materials Used in Protective Clothing



    ASTM D4678-15a

    Standard Practice for Rubber—Preparation, Testing, Acceptance, Documentation, and Use of Reference Materials

    ASTM D5992-96(2011)

    Standard Guide for Dynamic Testing of Vulcanized Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials Using Vibratory Methods

    ISO 18517:2015

    Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic - Hardness testing - Introduction and guide

    Carbon and Graphite

    Carbon and Graphite

    ASTM C886-98(2015)

    Standard Test Method for Scleroscope Hardness Testing of Carbon and Graphite Materials

    ASTM C565-15

    Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Carbon and Graphite Mechanical Materials



    ASTM E531-13

    Standard Practice for Surveillance Testing of High-Temperature Nuclear Component Materials

    ASTM C781-08(2014)

    Standard Practice for Testing Graphite and Boronated Graphite Materials for High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactor Components



    ISO 5948:1994

    Railway rolling stock material - Ultrasonic acceptance testing

    ISO 6933:1986

    Railway rolling stock material - Magnetic particle acceptance testing



    ASTM D6856/D6856M-03(2016)

    Standard Guide for Testing Fabric-Reinforced “Textile” Composite Materials


    Verification Testing Of Parachute Textile Materials



    ASTM E2309/E2309M-16

    Standard Practices for Verification of Displacement Measuring Systems and Devices Used in Material Testing Machines

    ASTM E1068-85(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Testing Nonmetallic Seal Materials by Immersion in a Simulated Geothermal Test Fluid

    ASTM E290-14

    Standard Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility

    ASTM D5147/D5147M-14

    Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Modified Bituminous Sheet Material

    ISO 3452-2:2013

    Non-destructive testing - Penetrant testing - Part 2: Testing of penetrant materials

    SAE J 861-2012 (SAE J861-2012)

    Method of Testing Resistance to Crocking of Organic Trim Materials ( Reaffirmed: Aug 2012 )

    SAE J 365-2012 (SAE J365-2012)

    Method of Testing Resistance to Scuffing of Trim Materials

    ASTM C874-11a

    Standard Test Method for Rotary Slag Testing of Refractory Materials

    ASTM D5672/D5672M-15

    Standard Test Method for Testing Flexible Cellular Materials Measurement of Indentation Force Deflection Using a 25-mm [1-in.] Deflection Technique

    ASTM E2658-15

    Standard Practices for Verification of Speed for Material Testing Machines

    ISO 18946:2011

    Imaging materials - Reflection colour photographic prints - Method for testing humidity fastness

    ASTM B576-94(2016)

    Standard Guide for Arc Erosion Testing of Electrical Contact Materials

    ASTM E285-08(2015)

    Standard Test Method for Oxyacetylene Ablation Testing of Thermal Insulation Materials

    IEC 61211 Ed. 2.0 b:2004

    Insulators of ceramic material or glass for overhead lines with a nominal voltage greater than 1 000 V - Impulse puncture testing in air

    ISO 7629:1987

    Road vehicles - Brake linings - Disc brake pads - Evaluation of surface and material flaws after testing


    EDTA Hardness Testing Reagents, Boiler Feedwater, Shipboard use


    Classification, Identification And Testing Of Feather Filling Material