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ASTM F1342

Standard Test Method for Protective Clothing Material Resistance to Puncture.
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.
1.1.1.1 Probe A may be used to measure puncture resistance for the following types of materials:
(1) Elastomeric materials
(2) Textiles
(3) Coated materials

1.1.2 Method B requires the use of Probe B. The probe used for testing shall be recorded in the test report.

1.1.2.1 Probe B may be used to measure puncture resistance for the following types of materials:

(1) Textiles

(2) Coated materials

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