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    ASTM D4968 - 16

    Standard Practice for Annual Review of Test Methods and Specifications for Plastics

    Active Standard ASTM D4968 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.90

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 It is the intention of this practice, in addition to the Form and Style for ASTM Standards, to assist persons revising test methods and specifications in Committee D20 to ensure that all required elements are included and that the revised document is presented in the most user-friendly manner possible.

    4.2 This practice is intended for use by Committee D20 when test methods and specifications under its jurisdiction are revised because of technical changes or upon five-year review.

    4.3 The flowcharts in Annex A1 show the review process and the precision and bias process in outline form.

    4.4 Specific instructions to be followed when revising Committee D20 documents are given in this practice.

    4.5 The model precision and bias (P and B) statements included in Annex A3 were developed to standardize the presentation of data.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is intended to assist the subcommittees and sections of Committee D20 on Plastics with the process of standards evaluation during the five-year review mandated by ASTM or when changes to test methods and specifications are required. It is intended to complement the Form and Style for ASTM Standards (“Blue Book”) not replace it.

    Note 1: 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics

    E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.120 (Standardization. General rules)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D4968-16

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4968-16, Standard Practice for Annual Review of Test Methods and Specifications for Plastics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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