ASTM F1342 / F1342M – 05(2013)e1 : Standard Test Method for Protective Clothing Material Resistance to Puncture
Significance and Use
5.1 This test method evaluates puncture resistance of protective clothing materials which may include plastics or elastomeric films, coated fabrics, flexible materials, laminates, or textile materials.
5.2 This test method is not intended to measure puncture resistance of all types of punctures encountered using protective clothing material. This test method involves a procedure where a puncture probe of specified dimensions is used for puncturing specimens.
5.3 This test method evaluates puncture resistance of protective clothing materials, specifically for puncture forced on specimens perpendicular to material surface. There is no supporting structure under the material specimen.
5.4 Evaluation of puncture resistance for snag-type puncture should be performed in accordance with Test Method D2582.
1.1 This test method determines the puncture resistance of a protective clothing material specimen by measuring the force required to cause a pointed puncture probe to penetrate through the specimen. This test method describes three protocols that may be used: Method A, Method B, and Method C.
1.1.1 Method A requires the use of Probe A only. The probe used for testing shall be recorded in the test report.
188.8.131.52 Probe A may be used to measure puncture resistance for the following types of materials:
1.1.2 Method B requires the use of Probe B. The probe used for testing shall be recorded in the test report.
184.108.40.206 Probe B may be used to measure puncture resistance for the following types of materials: