ASTM D1755 - 09

    Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Resins

    Active Standard ASTM D1755 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.01


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the establishment of requirements for homopolymers of vinyl chloride in original powder form intended for subsequent mixing and processing in thermoplastic compositions. These resins have a nominal specific gravity of 1.4 and a theoretical chlorine content of 56.8 %.

    1.2 Two types of resin have been recognized: general purpose and dispersion. When mixed with the customary amount of plasticizer, general-purpose resins yield a dry or moist powder while dispersion resins yield a liquid slurry. Since many resins are polymerized to meet special requirements, a system of classification has been provided that permits a wide choice of grades.

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

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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—This standard and ISO 1264 1980 address the same subject matter, but differ in technical content (and results cannot be directly compared between the two test methods.)


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D281 Test Method for Oil Absorption of Pigments by Spatula Rub-out

    D495 Test Method for High-Voltage, Low-Current, Dry Arc Resistance of Solid Electrical Insulation

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1125 Test Methods for Electrical Conductivity and Resistivity of Water

    D1243 Test Method for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Vinyl Chloride Polymers

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D1823 Test Method for Apparent Viscosity of Plastisols and Organosols at High Shear Rates by Extrusion Viscometer

    D1824 Test Method for Apparent Viscosity of Plastisols and Organosols at Low Shear Rates

    D1895 Test Methods for Apparent Density, Bulk Factor, and Pourability of Plastic Materials

    D1921 Test Methods for Particle Size (Sieve Analysis) of Plastic Materials

    D2132 Test Method for Dust-and-Fog Tracking and Erosion Resistance of Electrical Insulating Materials

    D2396 Test Methods for Powder-Mix Time of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Resins Using a Torque Rheometer

    D3030 Test Method for Volatile Matter (Including Water) of Vinyl Chloride Resins

    D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.10 (Thermosetting materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111025(Polyvinyl chloride resin)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1755-09

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