ASTM E252-06 Thickness of Foil, Thin Sheet, and Film by Mass Measurement

ASTM E252-06 Thickness of Foil, Thin Sheet, and Film by Mass Measurement

The standard test method ASTM E252-06 is used for determining the thickness of foil and thin sheets by mass measurement. The thickness is often associated with the area density of the object. The values stated in inch-pound units are considered standard.


    ASTM E252-06 standard test covers the procedure to estimate the thickness of metallic foil and thin sheet. It can be used for measuring a thickness of 0.015 inch (0.35 mm) and less. This method is applicable to a wide range of film, foil, or sheet. 

    Test procedure:

    Blank determination is done for 8.000 ± 0.008 inch2 representative of the foil or sheet for which thickness is to be determined. The surface of the specimen is cleaned using a suitable solvent (such as acetone) to ensure a surface free of soil or any other contaminant. The mass of the clean, dry specimen is determined to the nearest 0.1 mg. The thickness of the foil or sheet is then evaluated using the density and mass obtained from the above-mentioned procedure.

    Specimen size:

    Specimens ranging in size from 8 to 32 inch2 are convenient to handle. The area of the specimen under test should be known and controlled to an accuracy of ± 0.1%.


    The thickness is calculated using the following relationship,


    T = thickness of the foil, sheet, or film, inch (or cm),

    M = mass of the specimen, g,

    A = area of the specimen, inch2 (or cm2), andD = density of the foil, sheet, or film, g/inch3 (or mg/m3).


    Core Materials Testing Services


    A variety of microscopy and spectroscopy tools available for precise measurements from the nano to the meter scale.

    Metrology Testing Services POPULAR TESTS:

    TEM SIMS Profilometry

    Materials Testing

    ASTM and ISO standard and custom chemical, mechanical, thermal, corrosion tests, etc. for all materials metals, ceramic or polymers.

    Materials Testing Services POPULAR TESTS:

    Nondestructive Testing Electrical Testing Chemistry Analysis

    Product Testing

    Thousands of tests for product quality and reliability under heat, humidity, temperature shock, vibration, drop, electrostatic discharge.

    Product Testing Services POPULAR TESTS:

    Vibration Testing Humidity Testing Accelerated Aging

    Looking for Material Testing?

    We have already delivered 10000+ Material Test results to top companies

      Send us a request

        Process for testing

          STEP 01

          You share material and testing requirements with us


          STEP 02

          We ensure your sample pick-up in an ensured manner


          STEP 03

          We deliver test report to your inbox

          Let’s work together!

          Share your testing requirements with us and we will be happy to assist you.

          ddd Just share your testing requirements and leave the rest on us!
          • Free, no-obligation consultation
          • Guaranteed confidentiality
          • Quick turnaround time
          • Hassle-free process

            idea icon
            Want to connect with an expert before you leave?