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International Standards

ASTM D 1894

Introducing ASTM D1894 - Industrial Physics 

ASTM D1894 is a global ASTM international standard method for testing the static and kinetic coefficients of friction of plastic film and sheeting. 

This ASTM international test method is excellent for plastic sheet testing. Use it to measure the coefficients of starting/sliding friction - created when your films and sheets slide over themselves or other substances.  

When you follow the ASTM D1894 procedure using a coefficient of friction tester you get two options: a stationary sled with a moving plane, or a moving sled with a stationary plane. Whichever approach you adopt for your plastic film and sheeting testing, you get the same coefficient of friction values.  

ASTM D1894 testing extras

To work out the frictional characteristics of plastic films they are partially wrapped around a cylinder or capstan.

As an option for this ASTM test, coefficient of friction inspections may be run at temperatures other than 23°C. You do this by heating the plane while the sled is at ambient temperature.

The standard measuring values for ASTM D1894 testing are stated in SI units.  

ASTM D1894 testing equipment

So, how can Industrial Physics improve your ASTM D1894 testing?  

Coefficient Friction/Peel Tester 32-76e 

Our horizontal bed coefficient of friction tester is the definitive method for measuring the static and dynamic coefficient of friction for a wide range of paper, corrugated, flexible films, rigid plastics, and other engineered surfaces.

Made by Testing Machines Inc, the 32-76e offers unparalleled performance and flexibility to test across a wide range of standards including ASTM D1894. 

We also build additional options for our reliable coefficient of friction and peel tester including the 180-degree peel accessory. 

Your global test and inspection partner for ASTM D1894