ASTM D 1037 (D-1037) determines the properties of wood-base fiber and particle panel materials that are produced as mat-formed panels such as particleboard, medium-density fiberboard and hardboard. Some of the test methods are applicable to other panel products such as oriented strand board. The data from this test methad may be useful in manufacturing control, research and development, and specification acceptance. TestResources provides machines, grips, equipment, and fixtures for testing in accordance with ASTM D1037.

Test Procedures

Methods for evaluating the basic properties of wood-base fiber and particle panel materials

  • Static bending
  • Tension parallel to surface
  • Tension perpendicular to surface
  • Compression parallel to surface
  • Lateral nail resistance
  • Nail withdrawal
  • Nail-head pull-through
  • Direct screw withdrawal
  • Hardness
  • Hardness modulus
  • Shear in the plane of the panel
  • Glue-line shear (block type)
  • Falling ball impact
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Water absorption and thickness swelling
  • Linear expansion with change in moisture content
  • Cupping and twisting
  • Interlaminar shear
  • Edgewise shear
  • Compression-shear

Methods for hardboard

  • Thickness
  • Modulus of rupture
  • Tension strength parallel to surface
  • Tension strength perpendicular to surface
  • Water absorption and thickness swelling
  • Moisture content and specific gravity

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