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This specification covers melt-processible molding and extrusion materials of FEP-fluorocarbon resin, which is a copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene or a modified FEP-fluorocarbon resin containing not more than 2% by weight of other fluoromonomers. Four types of FEP-fluorocarbon resin are included in this specification which shall be supplied in pellet form and shall be of uniform composition and free of foreign matters. Tests shall be conducted on the molded test specimens wherein the average test result of the lot shall conform to the melt flow rate, specific gravity, melting point, tensile strength, elongation, dielectric constant, and dissipation factor requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers melt processable molding and extrusion materials of FEP-fluorocarbon resin. This specification does not cover recycled FEP materials. These FEP resins are copolymers of tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene or modified FEP-fluorocarbon resins containing not more than 2 % by weight of other fluoromonomers.
Note 1—Although this specification and ISO 12086-1 and ISO 12086-2 differ in approach or detail, data obtained using either are technically equivalent.
1.3 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 11, 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.
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
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1238 Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D3295 Specification for PTFE Tubing, Miniature Beading and Spiral Cut Tubing
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
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials); 83.140.99 (Other rubber and plastic products)
UNSPSC Code 13101703(Fluorocarbon FKM)
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ASTM D2116-07(2012), Standard Specification for FEP-Fluorocarbon Molding and Extrusion Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top