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  • ASTM D 4976 : 2002 : EDT 1

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    Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  11-11-2014

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  10-12-2002

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 This specification provides for the identification of polyethylene plastics molding and extrusion materials in such a manner that the supplier and the user can agree on the acceptability of different commercial lots or shipments. The tests involved in this specification are intended to provide information for identifying materials according to the groups, classes, and grades covered. It is not the function of this specification to provide specific engineering data for design purposes.

    1.2 Other requirements may be necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specialized applications. These shall be agreed upon between the user and the supplier, by using the suffixes given in Section 1.3.

    1.3 Ethylene plastic materials, being thermoplastic, are reprocessable and recyclable (see Note 1). This specification allows for the use of those ethylene plastic materials, provided that any specific requirements as governed by the producer and the end user are met.

    Note 1—See Guide D 5033 for information and definitions related to recycled plastics.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are regarded as the standard.

    1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains to the test method portion only, Section 12, of this specification. 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.

    1.6 For information regarding plastic pipe materials see Specification D3350. For information regarding wire and cable materials, see Specification D1248.

    Note 2—There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.

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    Committee D 20
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
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    ASTM D 4000 : 2016 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 2561 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress-Crack Resistance of Blow-Molded Polyethylene Containers
    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 4397 : 2016 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Sheeting for Construction, Industrial, and Agricultural Applications
    ASTM D 4703 : 2016 Standard Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets
    ASTM F 639 : 2009 : R2015 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics for Medical Applications
    ASTM D 1248 : 2016 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 3350 : 2014 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials
    ASTM D 2684/D2684M : 2015 Standard Test Method for Permeability of Thermoplastic Containers to Packaged Reagents or Proprietary Products
    ASTM D 4801 : 2008 : R2016 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Sheeting in Thickness of 0.25 mm (0.010 in.) and Greater
    ASTM D 955 : 2008 : R2014 Standard Test Method of Measuring Shrinkage from Mold Dimensions of Thermoplastics
    ASTM D 1693 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress-Cracking of Ethylene Plastics
    ASTM F 1901 : 2016 Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings for Roof Drain Systems
    ASTM D 4635 : 2016 Standard Specification for Plastic Films Made from Low-Density Polyethylene and Linear Low-Density Polyethylene for General Use and Packaging Applications
    ASTM D 4883 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Density of Polyethylene by the Ultrasound Technique
    ASTM D 2659 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Column Crush Properties of Blown Thermoplastic Containers
    ASTM A 674 : 2018 Standard Practice for Polyethylene Encasement for Ductile Iron Pipe for Water or Other Liquids
    ASTM D 2103 : 2015 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Film and Sheeting
    ASTM D 3981 : 2009 : REV A : R2016 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Films Made from Medium-Density Polyethylene for General Use and Packaging Applications
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