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    Standard Guide for Selecting Materials to Be Used for Insulation, Jacketing and Strength Components in Fiber-Optic Cables

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  05-15-2021

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  07-25-2016

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    CONTAINED IN VOL. 10.02, 2016 Defines a list of materials commonly used in components that provide insulation, jacketing and strength in fiber-optic cables.

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    1.1This guide is intended to provide a list of materials commonly used in components that provide insulation, jacketing and strength in fiber-optic cables. Where these materials are covered by ASTM standards, an appropriate reference is made. Due to changing technology, not all materials being used are necessarily listed here.

    1.2This guide does not include materials used in components for optical purposes (optical fiber and its coating) or external metallic armoring (such as for a barrier to rodents).

    1.3This guide offers two general lists of materials:

    1.3.1A subdivision of fiber-optic cable construction into components that are used for insulation, jacketing, or strength, with a generic material classification for specific applications in each component (see Section 5); and

    1.3.2An alphabetical list of the generic material classifications, showing ASTM standards where they exist (see Table 1).

    TABLE 1 Materials in Current Use

    Material

    ASTM Specification

    Acrylates

    ...

    Aramids:

     fibers

    D3317

     tape

    ...

    Fluoroplastics:

     ECTFE

    D3275

     ETFE

    D3159

     FEP

    D2116

     PFA

    D3307

     PTFE

    D1457

     PVDF

    D3222

    Glass fibers

    ...

    Glass-fiber reinforced plastics

    ...

    Grease and similar materials

    D4730, D4731, D4732

    Nylon

    D4066

    Polybutylene

    D4730, D4731, D4732

    Polycarbonate

    D3935

    Polyester tape

    D3664

    Polyethylene

    D1248

    Polyimide tape

    ...

    Polypropylene

    D4101

    Polyurethane

    ...

    Poly(vinyl chloride)

    D2287

    Rubber

    D4730, D4731, D4732

    Silicone rubber

    D2526

    Steel

    ...

    Thermoplastic elastomer

    D4246

    Thermoplastic polyester

    D4507


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    Committee D 09
    Document Type Guide
    Product Note Reconfirmed 2013
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    ASTM D 4730 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Flooding Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 4066 : 2000 Standard Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA)
    ASTM D 4101 : 2001 : REV A Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2001 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2006 : REV B Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2005 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
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    ASTM D 4101 : 2000 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 2287 : 2012 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds
    ASTM D 1248 : 2002 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials For Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 4101 : 2008 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3159 : 1998 Standard Specification for Modified ETFE-Fluoropolymer Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1248 : 1984 : R1989 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1457 : 1983 Standard Specification for PTFE Molding and Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4731 : 2013 Standard Specification for Hot-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 4101 : 2006 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2004 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 2116 : 2002 Standard Specification for FEP-Fluorocarbon Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3664 : 2016 Standard Specification for Biaxially Oriented Polymeric Resin Film for Capacitors in Electrical Equipment (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM D 2116 : 2016 Standard Specification for FEP Resin Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4732 : 2002 : R2008 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Cool-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 3222 : 1999 Standard Specification for Unmodified Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) (PVDF) Molding Extrusion and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2014 : EDT 2 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3222 : 2018 Standard Specification for Unmodified Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) (PVDF) Molding Extrusion and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 4730 : 1993 : R1998 Standard Specification for Flooding Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 2526 : 2002 Standard Specification for Ozone-Resisting Silicone Rubber Insulation for Wire and Cable (Withdrawn 2006)
    ASTM D 3275 : 2005 Standard Classification System for E-CTFE-Fluoroplastic Molding, Extrusion, and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2010 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2011 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4066 : 2001 : REV A : R2008 Standard Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA) (Withdrawn 2012)
    ASTM D 1248 : 2012 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 1711 : 2002 Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 4101 : 2005 : REV A Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3159 : 2006 Standard Specification for Modified ETFE-Fluoropolymer Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1248 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 3307 : 2016 Standard Specification for Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) Resin Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3935 : 2015 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Polycarbonate (PC) Unfilled and Reinforced Material
    ASTM D 4101 : 2007 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 2287 : 1981 : R1988 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds
    ASTM D 2116 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Specification for FEP Resin Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3307 : 2000 Standard Specification for Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)-Fluorocarbon Resin Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3159 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Modified ETFE Fluoropolymer Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4731 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Hot-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 4101 : 2002 : REV A Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1711 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 2287 : 2011 Standard Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds
    ASTM D 4101 : 2003 : REV B Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1248 : 2016 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 3935 : 1994 Standard Specification for Polycarbonate (PC) Unfilled and Reinforced Material
    ASTM D 1711 : 2011 Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 4732 : 2002 Standard Specification for Cool-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 4066 : 2001 : REV A Standard Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA)
    ASTM D 4101 : 2002 : REV B Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1711 : 2011 : REV A Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 4101 : 2009 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 2116 : 2007 : R2012 Standard Specification for FEP-Fluorocarbon Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2006 : REV A Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 2287 : 2019 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds
    ASTM D 4732 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Cool-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 1711 : 2013 Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 4246 : 2002 : R2010 Standard Specification for Ozone-Resistant Thermoplastic Elastomer Insulation For Wire and Cable, 90°C Operation
    ASTM D 4246 : 1997 Standard Specification for Ozone-Resistant Thermoplastic Elastomer Insulation For Wire and Cable, 90°C Operation
    ASTM D 3307 : 2004 Standard Specification for Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)-Fluorocarbon Resin Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4066 : 2013 : R2019 Standard Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA)
    ASTM D 4731 : 1993 : R1998 Standard Specification for Hot-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 3275 : 1997 Standard Classification for E-CTFE-Fluoroplastic Molding, Extrusion, and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2004 : REV A Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 1982 : R1988 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Propylene Plastic Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3307 : 2010 Standard Specification for Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)-Fluorocarbon Resin Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4066 : 2001 Standard Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA)
    ASTM D 3664 : 2004 : R2009 Standard Specification for Biaxially Oriented Polymeric Resin Film for Capacitors in Electrical Equipment
    ASTM D 4101 : 2017 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1711 : 1999 Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 3222 : 2005 Standard Specification for Unmodified Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) (PVDF) Molding Extrusion and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 2287 : 1996 Standard Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds
    ASTM D 3275 : 2000 Standard Classification for E-CTFE-Fluoroplastic Molding, Extrusion, and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 3159 : 2004 Standard Specification for Modified ETFE-Fluoropolymer Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2014 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3935 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Polycarbonate (PC) Unfilled and Reinforced Material
    ASTM D 1248 : 2004 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials For Wire and Cable
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    ASTM D 4246 : 2014 Standard Specification for Ozone-Resistant Thermoplastic Elastomer Insulation For Wire and Cable, 90°C Operation
    ASTM D 4730 : 2002 Standard Specification for Flooding Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 2526 : 1997 Standard Specification for Ozone-Resisting Silicone Rubber Insulation for Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 4066 : 2013 Standard Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA)
    ASTM D 1711 : 2014 : REV A Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
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    ASTM D 2287 : 2012 Standard Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds
    ASTM D 1457 : 1992 Specification for Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) Molding and Extrusion Materials (Withdrawn 1996)
    ASTM D 3307 : 2001 Standard Specification for Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)-Fluorocarbon Resin Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2010 : REV A Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3275 : 1989 Standard Specification for E-CTFE-Fluoroplastic Molding, Extrusion, and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 1711 : 2015 Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 3307 : 2006 Standard Specification for Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)-Fluorocarbon Resin Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3664 : 2000 Standard Specification for Biaxially Oriented Polymeric Resin Film for Capacitors in Electrical Equipment
    ASTM D 1711 : 2014 Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 3222 : 2005 : R2015 Standard Specification for Unmodified Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) (PVDF) Molding Extrusion and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 3159 : 2015 Standard Specification for Modified ETFE Fluoropolymer Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3222 : 2005 : R2010 Standard Specification for Unmodified Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) (PVDF) Molding Extrusion and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2003 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3664 : 2004 Standard Specification for Biaxially Oriented Polymeric Resin Film for Capacitors in Electrical Equipment
    ASTM D 2287 : 1996 : R2001 Standard Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds
    ASTM D 4732 : 1993 : R1998 Standard Specification for Cool-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 4101 : 2003 : REV A Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3275 : 2008 Standard Classification System for E-CTFE-Fluoroplastic Molding, Extrusion, and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 4731 : 2002 Standard Specification for Hot-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 2116 : 1997 Standard Specification for FEP-Fluorocarbon Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3275 : 2006 Standard Classification System for E-CTFE-Fluoroplastic Molding, Extrusion, and Coating Materials
    ASTM D 1711 : 2020 Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 4066 : 2000 : REV A Standard Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA)
    ASTM D 4101 : 2002 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 1711 : 2008 Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 4101 : 2017 : EDT 1 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3935 : 2002 Standard Specification for Polycarbonate (PC) Unfilled and Reinforced Material
    ASTM D 2116 : 2007 Standard Specification for FEP-Fluorocarbon Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 4101 : 2014 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 3307 : 2008 Standard Specification for Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)-Fluorocarbon Resin Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM D 2287 : 1996 : R2010 Standard Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds
    ASTM D 4066 : 1996 Standard Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA)
    ASTM D 4730 : 2002 : R2008 Standard Specification for Flooding Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 3317 : 1981 Specification for High Modulus, Organix Yarn and Roving (Withdrawn 1986)
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    ASTM D 4732 : 2013 Standard Specification for Cool-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 3935 : 2009 Standard Specification for Polycarbonate (PC) Unfilled and Reinforced Material
    ASTM D 4730 : 2013 Standard Specification for Flooding Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 1248 : 2000 : REV A Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials For Wire and Cable
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