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#### GM13 HDPE Textured

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Properties
Test Method
Test Value
Testing Frequency (minimum)
1.00 mm
1.50 mm
2.00 mm
Thickness mils (min. ave)
D 5994
Nom. (-5%)
Nom. (-5%)
Nom. (-5%)
per roll
- lowest individual for 8 out of 10 values
-10%
-10%
-10%
- lowest individual for any of the 10 values
-15%
-15%
-15%
Asperity Height mils (min. Ave.) (1)
D 7466
0.25 mm
0.25 mm
0.25 mm
every 2nd roll (2)
Density (min. ave.)
D 1505/D 792
0.940 g/cc
0.940 g/cc
0.940 g/cc
90,000 kg
Tensile Properties (min. ave.) (3)
D 6693
9,000 kg
- Yield strength
Type IV
15 kN/m
22 kN/m
29 kN/m
- Break strength
8 kN/m
16 kN/m
21 kN/m
- Yield elongation
12.00%
12.00%
12.00%
-Break elongation
100.00%
100.00%
100.00%
Tear Resistance (min. ave.)
D 1004
125 N
187 N
249 N
20,000 kg
Puncture resistance (min. ave.)
D 4833
267N
400 N
534 N
20,000 kg
Stress Crack Resistance (4)
D 5397 (App.)
300 hr
300 hr
300 hr
per GRI GM10
Carbon Black Content (range)
D 1603 (5)
2.0-3.0 %
2.0-3.0 %
2.0-3.0 %
9,000 kg
Carbon Black Dispersion
D 5596
Note (6)
Note (6)
Note (6)
20,000 kg
Oxidative Induction Time (OIT) (min. ave.) (7)
90,000 kg
(a) Standard OIT (min. ave.) - %retained after 90 days
D 3895
100 min.
100 min.
100 min.
or
(b)High Pressure OIT (min. ave.) - %retained after 90 days
D 5885
400 min.
400 min.
400 min.
Oven Aging at 85C (7), (8)
D 5721
per each formulation
(a) Standard OIT (min. ave.) - %retained after 90 days
D 3895
55.00%
55.00%
55.00%
or
(b)High Pressure OIT (min. ave.) - %retained after 90 days
D 5885
80.00%
80.00%
80.00%
UV resistance (9)
GM11
per each formulation
(a) Standard OIT (min. ave)
D 3895
N.R (10)
N.R (10)
N.R (10)
or
(b)High Pressure OIT (min. ave.) - %retained after 1600 hrs (11)
D 5885
50.00%
50.00%
50.00%

(1) Of 10 readings; 8 out of 10 must be ≥ 0.18 mm, and lowest individual reading must be ≥ 0.13 mm; also see Note 6.

(2) Alternate the measurement side for double sided textured sheet

(3) Machine direction (MD) and cross machine direction (XMD) average values should be on the basis of 5 test specimens each direction.

Yield elongation is calculated using a gage length of 33 mm

Break elongation is calculated using a gage length of 50 mm

(4) The SP-NCTL test is not appropriate for testing geomembranes with textured or irregular rough surfaces. Test should be conducted on smooth edges of textured rolls or on smooth sheets made from the same

formulation as being used for the textured sheet materials.

The yield stress used to calculate the applied load for the SP-NCTL test should be the manufacturer’s mean value via MQC testing.

(5) Other methods such as D 4218 (muffle furnace) or microwave methods are acceptable if an appropriate correlation to D 1603 (tube furnace) can be established.

(6) Carbon black dispersion (only near spherical agglomerates) for 10 different views:

9 in Categories 1 or 2 and 1 in Category 3

(7) The manufacturer has the option to select either one of the OIT methods listed to evaluate the antioxidant content in the geomembrane.

(8) It is also recommended to evaluate samples at 30 and 60 days to compare with the 90 day response.

(9) The condition of the test should be 20 hr. UV cycle at 75°C followed by 4 hr. condensation at 60°C.

(10) Not recommended since the high temperature of the Std-OIT test produces an unrealistic result for some of the antioxidants in the UV exposed samples.

(11) UV resistance is based on percent retained value regardless of the original HP-OIT value.

#### GM13 HDPE Smooth

Properties | Test Method | Test Value | Testing Frequency (minimum) | |||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

0.75 mm | 1.00 mm | 1.50 mm | 2.00 mm | |||

Thickness mils (min. ave) | D 5199 | Nom. (-5%) | Nom. (-5%) | Nom. (-5%) | Nom. (-5%) | per roll |

- lowest individual of 10 values | -10% | -10% | -10% | -10% | ||

Density (min.) | D 1505/D 792 | 0.940 g/cc | 0.940 g/cc | 0.940 g/cc | 0.940 g/cc | 90,000 kg |

Tensile Properties (min. ave.) (1) | D 6693 | 9,000 kg | ||||

- Yield strength | Type IV | 11 kN/m | 15 kN/m | 22 kN/m | 29 kN/m | |

- Break strength | 20 kN/m | 27 kN/m | 40 kN/m | 53 kN/m | ||

- Yield elongation | 12.00% | 12.00% | 12.00% | 12.00% | ||

-Break elongation | 700.00% | 700.00% | 700.00% | 700.00% | ||

Tear Resistance (min. ave.) | D 1004 | 93 N | 125 N | 187 N | 249 N | 20,000 kg |

Puncture resistance (min. ave.) | D 4833 | 240 N | 320 N | 480 N | 640 N | 20,000 kg |

Stress Crack Resistance (2) | D 5397 (App.) | 300 hr | 300 hr | 300 hr | 300 hr | per GRI GM10 |

Carbon Black Content % | D 1603 (3) | 2.0-3.0 % | 2.0-3.0 % | 2.0-3.0 % | 2.0-3.0 % | 9,000 kg |

Carbon Black Dispersion | D 5596 | Note (4) | Note (4) | Note (4) | Note (4) | 20,000 kg |

Oxidative Induction Time (OIT) (min. ave.) (5) | 90,000 kg | |||||

(a) Standard OIT | D 3895 | 100 min. | 100 min. | 100 min. | 100 min. | |

or | ||||||

(b)High Pressure OIT | D 5885 | 400 min. | 400 min. | 400 min. | 400 min. | |

Oven Aging at 85C (5), (6) | D 5721 | per each formulation | ||||

(a) Standard OIT (min. ave.) - % retained after 90 days | D 3895 | 55.00% | 55.00% | 55.00% | 55.00% | |

or | ||||||

(b)High Pressure OIT (min. ave.) - % retained after 90 days | D 5885 | 80.00% | 80.00% | 80.00% | 80.00% | |

UV resistance (7) | per each formulation | |||||

(a) Standard OIT (min. ave) | D 3895 | N.R (8) | N.R (8) | N.R (8) | N.R (8) | |

or | ||||||

(b)High Pressure OIT (min. ave.) - % retained after 1600 hrs (9) | D 5885 | 50.00% | 50.00% | 50.00% | 50.00% |

(1) Machine direction (MD) and cross machine direction (XMD) average values should be on the basis of 5 test specimens each direction

Yield elongation is calculated using a gage length of 33 mm

Break elongation is calculated using a gage length of 50 mm

(2) The yield stress used to calculate the applied load for the SP-NCTL test should be the manufacturer’s mean value via MQC testing.

(3) Other methods such as D 4218 (muffle furnace) or microwave methods are acceptable if an appropriate correlation to D 1603 (tube furnace) can be established.

(4) Carbon black dispersion (only near spherical agglomerates) for 10 different views:

9 in Categories 1 or 2 and 1 in Category 3

(5) The manufacturer has the option to select either one of the OIT methods listed to evaluate the antioxidant content in the geomembrane.

(6) It is also recommended to evaluate samples at 30 and 60 days to compare with the 90 day response.

(7) The condition of the test should be 20 hr. UV cycle at 75°C followed by 4 hr. condensation at 60°C.

(8) Not recommended since the high temperature of the Std-OIT test produces an unrealistic result for some of the antioxidants in the UV exposed samples.

(9) UV resistance is based on percent retained value regardless of the original HP-OIT value.

#### GM17 LLDPE Smooth

Properties | Test Method | Test Value | Testing Frequency (minimum) | ||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

0.5mm | 0.75 mm | 1.00 mm | 1.50 mm | 2.00 mm | |||

Thickness mils (min. ave) | D 5199 | Nom. (-5%) | Nom. (-5%) | Nom. (-5%) | Nom. (-5%) | Nom. (-5%) | per roll |

- lowest individual of 10 values | -10% | -10% | -10% | -10% | -10% | ||

Density g/ml (max.) | D 1505/D 792 | 0.939 | 0.939 | 0.939 | 0.939 | 0.939 | 90,000 kg |

Tensile Properties (min. ave.) (1) | D 6693 | 9,000 kg | |||||

- Break strength | Type IV | 13 N/mm | 20 N/mm | 27 N/mm | 40 N/mm | 53 N/mm | |

-Break elongation | 800.00% | 800.00% | 800.00% | 800.00% | 800.00% | ||

2% Modulus – N/mm (max.) | D 5323 | 210 N/mm | 370 N/mm | 420 N/mm | 630 N/mm | 840 N/mm | Per formulation |

Tear Resistance (min. ave.) | D 1004 | 50 N | 70 N | 100 N | 150 N | 200 N | 20,000 kg |

Puncture resistance (min. ave.) | D 4833 | 120 N | 190 N | 250 N | 370 N | 500 N | 20,000 kg |

Axi-Symmetric Break Resistance Strain (min.) | D 5617 | 30.00% | 30.00% | 30.00% | 30.00% | 30.00% | Per formulation |

Carbon Black Content % | D 1603 (3) | 2.0-3.0 % | 2.0-3.0 % | 2.0-3.0 % | 2.0-3.0 % | 2.0-3.0 % | 20,000 kg |

Carbon Black Dispersion | D 5596 | Note (3) | Note (3) | Note (3) | Note (3) | Note (3) | 20,000 kg |

Oxidative Induction Time (OIT) (min. ave.) (4) | 90,000 kg | ||||||

(a) Standard OIT | D 3895 | 100 min. | 100 min. | 100 min. | 100 min. | 100 min. | |

or | |||||||

(b)High Pressure OIT | D 5885 | 400 min. | 400 min. | 400 min. | 400 min. | 400 min. | |

Oven Aging at 85C (5) | D 5721 | per each formulation | |||||

(a) Standard OIT (min. ave.) - %retained after 90 days | D 3895 | 35.00% | 35.00% | 35.00% | 35.00% | 35.00% | |

or | |||||||

(b)High Pressure OIT (min. ave.) - %retained after 90 days | D 5885 | 60.00% | 60.00% | 60.00% | 60.00% | 60.00% | |

UV resistance (6) | per each formulation | ||||||

(a) Standard OIT (min. ave) | D 3895 | N.R (7) | N.R (7) | N.R (7) | N.R (7) | N.R (7) | |

or | |||||||

(b)High Pressure OIT (min. ave.) - %retained after 1600 hrs (8) | D 5885 | 35.00% | 35.00% | 35.00% | 35.00% | 35.00% |

(1) Machine direction (MD) and cross machine direction (XMD) average values should be on the basis of 5 test specimens each direction.

• Break elongation is calculated using a gage length of 50 mm at 50 mm/min.

(2) Other methods such as D 4218 (muffle furnace) or microwave methods are acceptable if an appropriate correlation to D 1603 (tube furnace) can be established.

(3) Carbon black dispersion (only near spherical agglomerates) for 10 different views:

• 9 in Categories 1 or 2 and 1 in Category 3

(4) The manufacturer has the option to select either one of the OIT methods listed to evaluate the antioxidant content in the geomembrane.

(5) It is also recommended to evaluate samples at 30 and 60 days to compare with the 90 day response.

(6) The condition of the test should be 20 hr. UV cycle at 75°C followed by 4 hr. condensation at 60°C.

(7) Not recommended since the high temperature of the Std-OIT test produces an unrealistic result for some of the antioxidants in the UV exposed samples.

(8) UV resistance is based on percent retained value regardless of the original HP-OIT value.