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This classification system covers polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) plastics that consist of at least 90% chlorotrifluoroethylene and are suitable for extrusion and for compression and injection molding. The remaining 10% may include chemical modifications, such as co-monomers, but not colorants, fillers, plasticizers, or mechanical blends with other resins. PCTFE materials in powders and pellets are classified into one group. The group is subdivided into classes based on chemical composition: Class 1; Class 2; and Class 3. These classes are subdivided into grades: Grades 1, 2, 3, and 0; Grades 1, 2, and 0; and Grades 1, 2, and 0; respectively. The molding or extrusion material shall be of uniform composition and so compounded as to conform to the requirements of this classification system. The properties shall be determined in accordance with the following test methods: conditioning; zero strength time; test conditions; deformation under load; melting point; dissipation factor and dielectric constant; and specific gravity.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This classification system covers polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) plastics that consist of at least 90 % chlorotrifluoroethylene and are suitable for extrusion and for compression and injection molding. Additional components allow for chemical modifications, such as co-monomers, but not colorants, fillers, plasticizers, or mechanical blends with other resins. This classification system does not cover recycled PCTFE materials.
1.2 The physical and electrical properties of parts molded or extruded from PCTFE molding compounds vary with the crystalline content obtained during processing and subsequent annealing. Accordingly, the numerical values listed in Table 1 apply only to the test specimens molded in accordance with Section 8. These values are not applicable as design criteria to semi-finished and finished parts prepared and annealed under other conditions.
1.4 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 10, of this classification system: 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. Note 1—Although this classification system and ISO 12086-1 (1995) and ISO 12086-2 (1995) differ in approach or detail, data obtained using either are technically equivalent.
Note 1—Although this classification system and ISO 12086-1 (1995) and ISO 12086-2 (1995) differ in approach or detail, data obtained using either are technically equivalent.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D150 Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D621 Specification for Jute Rove and Plied Yarn for Electrical and Packing Purposes
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D3418 Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4591 Test Method for Determining Temperatures and Heats of Transitions of Fluoropolymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
D4895 Specification for Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin Produced From Dispersion
D7194 Specification for Aerospace Parts Machined from Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE)
D7211 Specification for Parts Machined from Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) and Intended for General Use
ISO StandardISO 12086-2 (1995) Plastics--Fluoropolymer Dispersions and Moulding and Extrusion Materials, Part 2
ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)
UNSPSC Code 13102008(Fluoropolymers PTFE)
ASTM D1430-11, Standard Classification System for Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) Plastics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top