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This specification applies to flexible closed-cell materials made from polyolefin plastics and blends of polyolefin plastics. Two types of flexible, closed-cell polyolefin foams are covered: type I - closed cell foams made with polyolefin plastics and either chemically or radiation crosslinked, and type II - closed cell foams made with polyolefin plastics that are non-crosslinked. Cellular polyolefin foams furnished under this specification shall be manufactured from any resin or blend of resins that are members of the polyolefin family together with added compounding materials. Unless otherwise specified, the color of cellular polyolefin foams shall be natural.
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 applies to flexible closed-cell materials made from polyolefin plastics and blends of polyolefin plastics as defined in Section 3.
1.2 Extruded or molded shapes too small to permit the cutting of standard test specimens are difficult to classify or test by standard test methods and will usually require special testing procedures or the use of standard test sheets.
1.3 In case of conflict between the provisions of this specification and those of detailed specifications for a particular product, the latter shall take precedence. These detailed specifications for the flexible closed-cell polyolefin plastic foams shall state the particular test or tests desired.
1.4 In cases involving referee decisions, SI units shall be used.
1.5 This specification does not contain test procedures or values for all the suffix letters listed in Table 1 and Table 2. Where the procedure is not described in this specification or special limits are desired, or both, the test procedures and values must be arranged between the purchaser and the supplier.
1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C518 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D1596 Test Method for Dynamic Shock Cushioning Characteristics of Packaging Material
D2863 Test Method for Measuring the Minimum Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-Like Combustion of Plastics (Oxygen Index)
D3575 Test Methods for Flexible Cellular Materials Made From Olefin Polymers
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
F355 Test Method for Impact Attenuation of Playing Surface Systems and Materials
Motor Vehicle Safety StandardMVSS-302 Flammability of Vehicle Interior Materials--Passenger Cars, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles, Trucks and Buses Available from Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.
ICS Number Code 83.100 (Cellular materials)
UNSPSC Code 13102032(Thermoplastic polyolefin TPO)
ASTM D4819-13, Standard Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials Made From Polyolefin Plastics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top