Some available Test e Stardards

Meccanical Tests (for characterization and quality control) :

  • D638 ASTM Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • D882 ASTM Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
  • D883 ASTM Terminology Relating to Plastics

Tests for degradation, photo-oxidative and biodegradation stability
(into water, soil and compost) :

  • D3826 ASTM Practice for Determining Degradation End-point in Degradable Polyethylene and Polypropylene Using a Tensile Test
  • D5208 ASTM Practice for Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics
  • D5576 ASTM Practice for Determination of Structural Features in Polyolefins and Polyolefin Copolymers by Infrared Spectrophotometry (FT-IR)
  • D5988 ASTM Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials in Soil
  • D7444 ASTM Practice for Heat and Humidity Ageing of Oxidatively Degradable Plastics
  • CEN TR 15351:2006 PlasticsGuide for vocabulary in the field of degradable and biodegradable polymers and plastic items
  • ISO 10640 PlasticsMethodology for assessing polymer photo-ageing by FTIR and UV/visible spectroscopy
  • ISO 17556 (03) PlasticsDetermination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability in soil by measuring the oxygen demand in a respirometer or the amount of carbon dioxide evolved
  • AFNOR (France) Accord T51-808 Assessment of oxo-biodegradability of polyolefinic materials in the form of films.

Toxicity  Tests :

  • OECD 202 Daphnia sp., Acute Immobilization and Reproduction
  • OECD 203 Fish Toxicity
  • OECD 207 Earthworms, Acute Toxicity
  • OECD 208 Terrestrial Plants, Growth