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ASTM Test Methods Performed by SGS-IPS

For many tests, SGS-IPS follows the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) test method standards.

Each ASTM test method number and method title is listed below, along with the test materials for which the method is applicable. If you don’t see the test you are interested in, please contact us to see if we are able to meet your physical testing needs.

Method TitleMethod NumberApplicable Materials
Air Permeability ASTM D 737Textiles and Nonwovens
Basis Weight ASTM D 3776Fabric
Blood Penetration Resistance ASTM F 1670Nonwovens
Burst, Ball BurstASTM D 6797Fabric
Burst, Diaphragm MethodASTM D 3786 and D 3786MTextile Fabric
Caliper ASTM D 374Solid Electrical Insulation
CaliperASTM D 645/D 645M Paper and Paperboard
COF, Horizontal PlaneASTM D 1894Film
COF, Slide Angle ASTM D 4918Paper
Liquid barrier performance and classification of protective apparel and drapes intended for use in health care facilitiesAAMI/AMSI PB70Nonwovens
Resistance of Medical Face Masks to Penetration by Synthetic Blood (Horizontal Projection of Fixed Volume at a Known Velocity)ASTM F1862Nonwovens
Standard Specification for Isolation Gowns Intended for Use in Healthcare FacilitiesASTM F3352Nonwovens
Standard Specification for Performance of Materials used in Medical Face MasksASTM F 2100Nonwovens
Standard Specification for Surgical Gowns Intended for use in Healthcare FacilitiesASTM F 2407Nonwovens
Tear, Falling Pendulum ASTM D 1922Film
Tear, Strength of Fabrics by Trapezoid ProcedureASTM D 5587Nonwovens and Fabric
Tear, Trapezoid Procedure - Dry ASTM D 5733Nonwoven Fabric
Tear, Trapezoid Procedure - Wet ASTM D 5733Nonwoven Fabric
Tensile, Grab - Dry ASTM D 5034Textile Fabric
Tensile, Grab - Wet ASTM D 5034Textile Fabric
Tensile, Modulus of Elasticity (Strength Analysis)ASTM D 882Nonwovens and Plastic Sheeting
Tensile, Seam Strength ASTM D 1683Woven and Nonwoven Apparel
Tensile, Strip Method - Dry ASTM D 5035Nonwoven Fabric
Tensile, Strip Method - Wet ASTM D 5035Nonwoven Fabric
Water Vapor Transmission RateASTM D 6701
Water Vapor Transmission Rate, Water MethodASTM E 96 / E 96M Paper