ASTM D4637 / D4637M - 14e1

    Standard Specification for EPDM Sheet Used In Single-Ply Roof Membrane

    Active Standard ASTM D4637 / D4637M | Developed by Subcommittee: D08.18

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.04


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers flexible sheet made from ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer (EPDM) intended for use in single-ply roofing membranes exposed to the weather. The tests and property limits used to characterize the sheet are values to ensure minimum quality for the intended use. The sheet may be non-reinforced, fabric- or scrim-reinforced, or fabric-backed vulcanized rubber sheet.

    1.2 In-place roof system design criteria, such as fire resistance, field seaming strength, material compatibility, and uplift resistance, among others, are factors that must be considered but are beyond the scope of this specification.

    1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.4 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension

    D413 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Adhesion to Flexible Substrate

    D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids

    D518 Test Method for Rubber Deterioration--Surface Cracking

    D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven

    D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers

    D751 Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

    D816 Test Methods for Rubber Cements

    D1149 Test Methods for Rubber Deterioration--Cracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment

    D1204 Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Nonrigid Thermoplastic Sheeting or Film at Elevated Temperature

    D2137 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Brittleness Point of Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics

    D5602 Test Method for Static Puncture Resistance of Roofing Membrane Specimens

    D5635 Test Method for Dynamic Puncture Resistance of Roofing Membrane Specimens

    D6382 Practice for Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and Thermogravimetry of Roofing and Waterproofing Membrane Material

    D7635/D7635M Test Method for Measurement of Thickness of Coatings Over Fabric Reinforcement

    G151 Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources

    G155 Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber); 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30151505(Roofing membranes); 30266402(Rubber sheet)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4637_D4637M-14E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4637 / D4637M-14e1, Standard Specification for EPDM Sheet Used In Single-Ply Roof Membrane, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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