ASTM D618 – Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
In general, the physical and electrical properties of plastics are influenced by temperature and relative humidity in a manner that materially affects test results.
In order to make reliable comparisons between different materials and between different laboratories, it is necessary to standardize the humidity conditions, as well as the temperature, to which specimens of these materials are subjected prior to and during testing.
This practice defines procedures for conditioning plastics (although not necessarily to equilibrium) prior to testing, and the conditions under which they shall be tested.
conditioning; plastics; humidity conditions; temperature conditions