This specification covers the standard physical property requirements and test methods for urethane microcellular materials intended for shoe soling applications. It covers three grades of polyurethane materials that may be selected for use according to abrasion resistance, cut-growth resistance, and other physical properties. Materials shall be subjected to physical tests and shall conform to the requirements for physical properties such as density, tensile strength, ultimate elongation, tear, hardness, cut-growth resistance, and taper abrasion or wear index.
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1.1 This specification covers urethane microcellular materials for shoe soling applications. It provides physical property requirements and identifies test methods for determining those specific properties.
1.2 SI units are to be regarded as the preferred units of measurements for values. The inch-pound values in parentheses can be used if there is an agreement between the contractual parties.
—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D1052 Test Method for Measuring Rubber Deterioration--Cut Growth Using Ross Flexing Apparatus
D1622 Test Method for Apparent Density of Rigid Cellular Plastics
D1938 Test Method for Tear-Propagation Resistance (Trouser Tear) of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by a Single-Tear Method
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
D3489 Test Methods for Microcellular Urethane Materials
footwear; microcellular; polyurethane; shoe; shoe soling; sole; urethane ;
ICS Number Code 61.060 (Footwear); 83.100 (Cellular materials)
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