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This specification covers poly(methyl mathacrylate) plastic rods, tubes, and other shapes produced by casting or machining cast blanks. It does not however apply to heat-formed and molded or extruded parts and shapes, or sections that are made by assembling or joining two or more pieces. The plastics may be of two types according to the material's ultraviolet light absorbing properties while the castings may be specified according to the surface finishing which may be a smooth surface finish obtained either in the casting process or by surface polishing or a rough, unfinished surface which may be frosted, abraded, sanded, machined, or as-cast. Tests shall be conducted in the standard laboratory atmosphere to determine the physical and optical properties of the materials. The specimens shall conform to the index of refraction, specific gravity, water absorption, deflection temperature under flexural load, tensile strength, elongation at break, spectral transmittance, luminous transmittance, and haze requirements.
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 poly(methyl methacrylate) rods, tubes, and other shapes produced by casting or machining cast blanks. This specification does not apply to heat-formed and molded or extruded parts and shapes, or sections that are made by assembling or joining two or more pieces.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.
1.3 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.
D542 Test Method for Index of Refraction of Transparent Organic Plastics
D570 Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
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
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ICS Number Code 83.140.99 (Other rubber and plastic products)
UNSPSC Code 30102415(Plastic rods)