The ASTM F88/F88M Standard – Seal Strength
The ASTM F88 standard has been updated and is now indexed as 2021. The main modification pertains to the pre-conditioning, which used to be 40 hours in laboratory conditions before testing. This preconditioning is no longer mandatory.
The ASTM F1980 Standard – Accelerated Aging
The ASTM F1980 standard has been updated and is now indexed as 2021. The main modification concerns the consideration of humidity during accelerated aging. Indeed, it is crucial to take into account relative humidity because it can play a critical role in the preservation of test specimens. If humidity is not considered during accelerated aging, this decision must be documented.
ASTM F88 Standard
Removal of the 40-hour preconditioning before testing.
ASTM F1980 Standard
The application of humidity during accelerated aging is strongly recommended, preferably between 45% RH and 55% RH.