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This specification establishes requirements for the material properties, including dimensional stability, weatherability, and extrusion quality, of rigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) exterior profile extrusions used for assembled windows and doors. Methods for testing and for identifying exterior profile extrusions that comply with this specification are also provided. The physical and performance requirements of PVC are presented in details. The dimensional stability and impact strength shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
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 establishes requirements for the material properties, including dimensional stability, weatherability, and extrusion quality, of rigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) exterior profile extrusions used for assembled windows and doors. Methods for testing and for identifying exterior profile extrusions that comply with this specification are also provided.
1.2 Rigid PVC recycled plastic may be used in this product in accordance with requirements in Section 5.
Note 1—Information with regard to application, assembly, and installation should be obtained from the manufacturers of the profiles and of the windows and doors.
Note 2—Refer to Specification D 3678
1.3 Color-hold guidelines are provided in an appendix for the manufacturer's product development and quality performance use.
1.4 Color-hold guidelines are presently limited to white, grey, beige, light brown, and dark brown (see Figs. X1.1 through X1.5). Additional colors will be added as color guidelines are developed.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
Note 3—There are no ISO standards covering the primary subject matter of this specification.
1.6 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this standard.
1.7 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 10, 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.
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1042 Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Plastics Under Accelerated Service Conditions
D1435 Practice for Outdoor Weathering of Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D1898 Practice for Sampling of Plastics
D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
D3678 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Interior-Profile Extrusions
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4099 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (Pvc) Prime Windows/Sliding Glass Doors
D4216 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Related PVC and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Building Products Compounds
D4226 Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Building Products
D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
E805 Practice for Identification of Instrumental Methods of Color or Color-Difference Measurement of Materials
G147 Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests
ICS Number Code 83.140.99 (Other rubber and plastic products); 91.060.50 (Doors and windows)
UNSPSC Code 13102030(Polyvinyl Chloride PVC)
ASTM D4726-09, Standard Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior-Profile Extrusions Used for Assembled Windows and Doors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top