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This specification covers four types and two grades of skived tapes in specified thicknesses manufactured by skiving from PTFE resin molding and extrusion materials. The four types covered here are: Type I (premium), normally used for exacting electrical, mechanical, or chemical applications; Type II (general purpose), for electrical, mechanical, and chemical applications not requiring premium material; Type III (commercial), for non-critical chemical, electrical, and mechanical applications; and Type IV (utility), having no electrical requirements, and with mechanical properties at lower level. Subsequently, all four types may be subdivided into Grade 1, which is made only from virgin resin, and Grade 2, which may be made using reprocessed resin, or a mixture of virgin and reprocessed resin. Appropriately sampled specimens shall be tested and conform accordingly to the following physical requirements: dimension (length, width, and thickness); melting point; tensile properties (tensile strength and elongation at break); specific gravity; dielectric strength; and non-dielectric strength failure mode electrical flaws.
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 specification covers skived tape in thicknesses from 0.013 to 6.35 mm (0.0005 to 0.250 in.) manufactured by skiving (Note 1) from PTFE resin molding and extrusion materials.
1.3 The following hazard caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, 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.
D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies
D374 Test Methods for Thickness 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
D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1389 Test Method for Proof-Voltage Testing of Thin Solid Electrical Insulating Materials
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4894 Specification for Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Granular Molding and Ram Extrusion Materials
ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)
UNSPSC Code 13102008(Fluoropolymers PTFE)
ASTM D3308-12, Standard Specification for PTFE Resin Skived Tape, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top