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    Standard Classification System for Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) (PMMA) Molding and Extrusion Compounds

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-09-2016

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1The purpose of this classification system is to provide a method of adequately identifying PMMA materials using a system consistent with that of Classification System D4000. It further provides a means for specifying these materials by the use of a simple line callout designation.

    1.2This classification system covers poly(methyl methacrylate) molding and extrusion compounds. These compounds are polymers based on methyl methacrylate, and at least 70 % of the polymer shall be polymerized from methyl methacrylate.

    1.3The properties in this classification system are those required to identify the compositions covered. Other requirements necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specific applications shall be described by using the suffixes as given in Section 5.

    1.4Acrylic molding and extrusion compounds are used frequently in applications where extreme clarity and the ability to retain that clarity and color under severe weathering and other environmental exposures are of primary significance. While the test specimen properties of this document extend to the evaluation of nonvirgin materials, the user must take precautions to ensure that parts made from these materials meet the desired end-use requirements. Accordingly, this specification allows for the use of those acrylic plastic materials that can be recycled, reconstituted, and reground provided the following:

    1.4.1The requirements as stated in this specification are met, and

    1.4.2The requirements of the particular end-use application are met.

    1.5This classification system and subsequent line callout (specification) are not intended for the selection of materials, but only as a means to call out plastic materials to be used for the manufacture of parts. The selection of these materials is to be made by personnel with expertise in the plastics field in which the environment, inherent properties of the materials, performance of the parts, part design, manufacturing process, and economics are considered.

    Note 1:This classification system is similar to ISO 8257-1:1987 in title only. The technical content is significantly different.

    1.6The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

    1.7This 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 Current
    Supersedes

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    ASTM D 1600 : 1999 Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
    ASTM D 1238 : 2000 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 1238 : 2004 : REV C Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 4000 : 2013 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM E 29 : 2013 : R2019 Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
    ASTM D 3892 : 2015 : R2020 Standard Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
    ASTM D 1238 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 4000 : 2003 : REV A Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2000 : REV A Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2012 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2009 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 1003 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 3641 : 2002 Standard Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1238 : 2010 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM E 29 : 2002 Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
    ASTM D 3892 : 1993 : R2003 Standard Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
    ASTM D 3892 : 2015 Standard Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
    ASTM D 257 : 2014 Standard Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2011 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 3892 : 1993 : R1998 Standard Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
    ASTM D 1600 : 2007 Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
    ASTM D 4000 : 2004 : EDT 1 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 1600 : 2013 Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
    ASTM D 3641 : 2021 Standard Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3641 : 2010 Standard Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1600 : 2014 Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
    ASTM D 1003 : 2007 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 1600 : 2008 Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
    ASTM D 4000 : 2009 : REV B Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 3641 : 2015 Standard Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2000 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 3641 : 2010 : REV A Standard Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2010 : REV A Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 3641 : 2014 Standard Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2007 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2009 : REV A Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2001 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 1003 : 2011 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 4000 : 2008 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 1238 : 2004 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 1600 : 2018 Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
    ASTM D 1003 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 618 : 2013 Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
    ASTM D 4000 : 2001 : REV A : EDT 1 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2004 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 1003 : 2000 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 3892 : 1993 : R2009 Standard Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
    ASTM D 1238 : 2001 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 4000 : 2010 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 1003 : 2011 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 3641 : 1997 Standard Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1238 : 2004 : REV A Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 3641 : 2012 Standard Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4000 : 2003 Standard Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
    ASTM D 1003 : 1992 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 257 : 2014 : R2021 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
    ASTM D 1238 : 1985 Standard Test Method for Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 618 : 2021 Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
    ASTM E 29 : 2022 Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
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