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Dart Drop Impact - ASTM D1709 Plastic Test Standard

Dart Drop Impact - ASTM D1709

The weight required to cause 50% of tested films to failure by impact from a falling dart under specified test conditions. Since impact values are not directly related to specimen thickness, data comparison can only be made between specimens whose thickness differs by up to 25%.


Dart Drop Testing Methods
Method Dart Head Diameter Drop Height
A 38 mm (1.5 in) 0.66 m (26 in)
B 51 mm (2 in) 1.52 m (60 in)

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NOTE: Property information for specific grades of resin are available in UL IDES Prospector Materials Database.