1976-02-01

Izod Impact-Does It Really Mean Impact? 760224

Notched Izod Impact has been accepted for purposes of reporting impact resistance for plastic material. It has been shown that these reported values can lead to erroneous conclusions regarding the real impact of plastic materials, due to the morphological and visco-elastic differences between polymers. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the inherent shortcomings of the notched Izod tests.

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