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This specification covers monolithic methacrylate sheets produced by various processes. For this specification, methacrylate sheet shall be composed of polymerized acrylic monomers of which at least 80% shall be methyl methacrylate. Materials shall be classified under categories and finishes: Category A-1; Category A-2; Category B-1; and Category B-2.Finish 1; Finish 2; Finish 3; Type UVF; and Type UVT. Tests shall be performed to determine the properties of the material in accordance with following test methods: test conditions; index of refraction; specific gravity; luminous transmittance; haze; water-absorption; shrinkage; thermal stability; deflection temperature under flexural load; tensile strength and elongation at break; impact strength; spectral transmittance of Type UVF and UVT sheet; abrasion resistance; coating adhesion; and chemical resistance.
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.
Significance and Use
1.1 This specification covers monolithic methacrylate sheets produced by various processes. For this specification, methacrylate sheet shall be composed of polymerized acrylic monomers of which at least 80 % shall be methyl methacrylate.
Note 1—This specification is intended to consolidate the requirements of the Cast Methacrylate Plastic Sheets portion of discontinued Fed. Spec. L-P-391D, discontinued Specification D702. Cast Methacrylate Plastic Sheets, Rods, Tubes and Shapes, and discontinued Specification D1547, Extruded Acrylic Plastic Sheet.
1.2 This specification is intended to cover acrylic sheet for general-purpose applications. For specialty applications consult the appropriate use standards.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods 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.
1.4 Acrylic sheet is used frequently in applications in which extreme clarity, lack of optical distortion and absence of any foreign particulate matter are of primary significance. Reground material is suitable for use as long as careful control is used to eliminate adverse effects on these properties. The use of recycled material in type B-1 and B-2 sheet, is not suitable for use when these properties are adversely affected. The use of recycled or reground material is not possible for type A-1 and A-2 materials since the sheet is produced directly from monomer
Note 2—This standard and ISO 7823-1 address the same subject matter, but differ in technical content.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
D542 Test Method for Index of Refraction of Transparent Organic Plastics
D570 Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1003 Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
D1044 Test Method for Resistance of Transparent Plastics to Surface Abrasion
D1308 Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes
D3002 Guide for Evaluation of Coatings Applied to Plastics
D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ISO StandardISO7823-1 (E) PlasticsPoly(Methyl Methacrylate) SheetsTypes, Dimensions, and Characteristics Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)
UNSPSC Code 60121137(Acrylic sheets)