Active Standard ASTM D3159 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.15
Book of Standards Volume: 08.01
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This specification covers melt processible molding and extrusion materials of modified ETFE-fluoropolymer. The ETFE resin is a copolymer of ethylene containing approximately 75 mass% of tetrafluoroethylene. This specification addresses virgin materials only as performance requirements cannot be met with recycled material. Modified ETFE-fluoropolymers shall be supplied in pellet form and classified into five types according to their specific gravity. Furthermore, the resins of each type are divided into three grades according to their melt flow rate. Materials shall be sampled, prepared, and conditioned as appropriate for testing, wherein the following performance requirements must be met: melting point and flow rate; melting endotherm peak temperature; specific gravity; tensile properties (tensile strength and elongation); and dielectric constant and dissipation factor.
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1.1 This specification covers melt processible molding and extrusion materials of modified ETFE-fluoropolymer. The ETFE resin is a copolymer of ethylene containing approximately 75 mass % of tetrafluoroethylene.
Note 1—Although this specification and ISO 12086-1 (1994) and ISO 12086-2 (1994) differ in approach or detail, data obtained using either are technically equivalent.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method 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.
1.4 Recycled material is not appropriate for this specification because performance requirements cannot be met with recycled material. Therefore, this specification is for virgin material only.
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
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
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)
UNSPSC Code 13102008(Fluoropolymers PTFE)