ASTM D685 Paper Conditioning

Testing Standard:

ASTM D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products

Standard Number
ASTM D685

Standard Title
Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products

Overview:

ASTM D685 is a test method applied by establishing a standard atmosphere that all paper and paper products are conditioned to prior to testing. Purple Diamond Testing offers ASTM D685 Testing as part of our packaging compliance and validation services.

Rationale:

ASTM D685 – Standard Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products. This practice is essential for consistency in test results when evaluating materials regardless of location or timing. The humidity of paper directly affects the physical performance. By conditioning paper to the standard atmospheric conditions, consistent, repeatable test results can be obtained.

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