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Standards & Test Methods

NASA (ASTM E595) , also see NASA Reference Pub. No. 1124

Low out-gassing polyimide label materials for outer space; Kapton® labels.

This test method ASTM E595 covers a screening technique used to determine the volatile content (e.g. trapped solvent, water, or un-reacted, low boiling point substances) of materials, when exposed to a vacuum environment at 125°C. This environment has been used historically to simulate the vacuum environment of deep space. A total mass loss (TML) of < 1% and a total collected volatile condensable materials (CVCM) of < 0.1 % is used as the screening level.

For more information regarding outgas specifications for Polyonics products, email info@polyonics.com.

For more complete information on Polyonics polyimide labels and Kapton® label material, visit www.polyonics.com/elec.htm.

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Polyonics, Inc., does not sell or endorse ribbons from specific ribbon companies. Our recommendations are based solely on Polyonics testing methods and procedures and are subject to revision without further notice.



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