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    Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  10-03-2003

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 This standard provides a classification system for tabulating the properties of unfilled, filled, and reinforced plastic materials suitable for processing into parts.

    Note 1—The classification system may serve many of the needs of industries using plastic materials. The standard is subject to revision as the need requires; therefore, the latest revision should always be used.

    1.2 The classification system and subsequent line callout (specification) is intended to be a means of identifying plastic materials used in the fabrication of end items or parts. It is not intended for the selection of materials. Material selection should be made by those having expertise in the plastics field after careful consideration of the design and the performance required of the part, the environment to which it will be exposed, the fabrication process to be employed, the inherent properties of the material not covered in this document, and the economic factors.

    1.3 This classification system is based on the premise that plastic materials can be arranged into broad generic families using basic properties to arrange the materials into groups, classes, and grades. A system is thus established which, together with values describing additional requirements, permits as complete a description as desired of the selected material.

    1.4 In all cases where the provisions of this classification system would conflict with the referenced ASTM specification for a particular material, the latter shall take precedence.

    Note 2—When using this classification system the two-letter, three-digit suffix system applies.

    Note 3—When a material is used to fabricate a part where the requirements are too specific for a broad material callout, it is advisable for the user to consult the supplier to secure callout of the properties to suit the actual conditions to which the part is to be subjected.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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    Committee D 20
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status NA
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    ASTM D 6779 : 2017 Standard Classification System for and Basis of Specification for Polyamide Molding and Extrusion Materials (PA)
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    ASTM D 5336 : 2015 : REV A Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Polyphthalamide (PPA) Injection Molding Material
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    ASTM F 2820 : 2012 Standard Specification for Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) Polymers for Surgical Implant Applications
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    ASTM F 1488 : 2014 : R2019 Standard Specification for Coextruded Composite Pipe
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    ASTM D 5205 : 2016 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Polyetherimide (PEI) Materials
    ASTM D 7474 : 2017 Standard Practice for Determining Residual Stresses in Extruded or Molded Sulfone Plastic (SP) Parts by Immersion in Various Chemical Reagents
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    ASTM D 4203 : 2017 Standard Specification for and Basis for Specifications for Styrene-Acrylonitrile (SAN) Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 6712 : 2017 Standard Specification for Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Solid Plastic Shapes
    ASTM D 1922 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
    ASTM D 6098 : 2016 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Extruded and Compression Molded Shapes Made from Polycarbonate (PC)
    ASTM D 5083 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Reinforced Thermosetting Plastics Using Straight-Sided Specimens
    ASTM D 706 : 2015 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specifications for Cellulose Acetate Molding and Extrusion Compounds (CA)
    ASTM D 6339 : 2011 : R2019 Standard Classification System for and Basis for Specifications for Syndiotactic Polystyrene Molding and Extrusion (SPS)
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    ASTM D 5628 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Impact Resistance of Flat, Rigid Plastic Specimens by Means of a Falling Dart (Tup or Falling Mass)
    ASTM D 4093 : 1995 : R2014 Standard Test Method for Photoelastic Measurements of Birefringence and Residual Strains in Transparent or Translucent Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 2582 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Puncture-Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting
    ASTM F 3091/F3091M : 2014 Standard Specification for Powder Bed Fusion of Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 695 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
    ASTM D 6112 : 2018 Standard Test Methods for Compressive and Flexural Creep and Creep-Rupture of Plastic Lumber and Shapes
    ASTM D 1043 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Stiffness Properties of Plastics as a Function of Temperature by Means of a Torsion Test
    ASTM D 5024 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In Compression
    ASTM D 6835 : 2017 Standard Classification System for Thermoplastic Elastomer-Ether-Ester Molding and Extrusion Materials (TEEE)
    ASTM D 5045 : 2014 Standard Test Methods for Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness and Strain Energy Release Rate of Plastic Materials
    ASTM F 2026 : 2017 Standard Specification for Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Polymers for Surgical Implant Applications
    ASTM D 4065 : 2012 Standard Practice for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: Determination and Report of Procedures
    ASTM D 1938 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method
    ASTM D 1562 : 2015 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Cellulose Acetate Propionate Molding and Extrusion Compounds (CAP)
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    ASTM D 7032 : 2017 Standard Specification for Establishing Performance Ratings for Wood-Plastic Composite and Plastic Lumber Deck Boards, Stair Treads, Guards, and Handrails
    ASTM D 7292 : 2018 Standard Specification for Extruded, Compression-Molded, and Injection-Molded Basic Shapes of Polyamide-Imide (PAI)
    ASTM D 5023 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In Flexure (Three-Point Bending)
    ASTM D 952 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Bond or Cohesive Strength of Sheet Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
    ASTM D 5857 : 2017 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials Using ISO Protocol and Methodology
    ASTM D 7436 : 2017 Standard Classification System for Unfilled Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials with a Fractional Melt Index Using ISO Protocol and Methodology
    ASTM D 7750 : 2012 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Cure Behavior of Thermosetting Resins by Dynamic Mechanical Procedures using an Encapsulated Specimen Rheometer
    ASTM D 6693/D6693M : 2004 : R2015 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Determining Tensile Properties of Nonreinforced Polyethylene and Nonreinforced Flexible Polypropylene Geomembranes
    ASTM D 618 : 2013 Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
    ASTM D 1004 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 5740: 2018 Standard Guide for Writing Material Standards in the Classification Format
    ASTM D 6713 : 2014 Standard Specification for Extruded and Compression Molded Shapes Made from Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) (PVDF)
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    ASTM D 3763 : 2018 Standard Test Method for High Speed Puncture Properties of Plastics Using Load and Displacement Sensors
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    ASTM D 6272 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials by Four-Point Bending
    ASTM D 6394 : 2014 Standard Specification for Sulfone Plastics (SP)
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