Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Low-Temperature Flexibility

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_7055

All plastics that are flexible at room temperature become less so as they are chilled, finally becoming brittle at some low temperature. This property is often measured by torsional tests over wide ranges of temperature, from which apparent moduli of elasticity are calculated. See also  Brittleness Temperature and  Clash-Berg Point. Some relevant ASTM tests are D 1043, D 3295, D 3296, D 3374 (Section 07.02), and D 1055 (Section 09.01).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA