ASTM F1306, is a test method, which permits flexible barrier films and laminates to be characterised for slow rate penetration resistance to a driven probe. The test is performed at room temperature, by applying a biaxial stress at a single test velocity on the material until perforation occurs. The force, energy, and elongation to perforation are determined.
The ability to characterise penetration resistance is critical for products and applications that depend on certain levels of barrier protection.
Before conducting ASTM F1306, it is important to read the entire specification. Standards can be obtained from appropriate standard authorities.