Active Standard ASTM D5989 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.15
Book of Standards Volume: 08.03
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This specification covers extruded and cast sheet, plate, rod and tubular bar manufactured from nylon or monomers. Requirements necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specialized applications may be described by using the given classification system. The use of recycled plastics is allowed in the specification. The materials shall be subject to tests to determine tensile strength at break, tensile modulus, dimensional stability, lengthwise camber and widthwise bow, squareness, flexural modulus, and Izod impact.
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1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for the material, dimensions, and workmanship, and the properties of extruded and cast sheet, plate, rod and tubular bar, excluding pipe and fittings, manufactured from nylon or monomers.
1.2 The properties included in this specification are those required for the compositions covered. Section 4 presents a classification system for defining requirements for particular characteristics important to specialized applications.
1.3 This specification allows for the use of recycled plastics (as defined in Guide D7209).
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are regarded as standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portions 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. Note 1—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard. Note 2—This specification is intended to replace Federal Standard LP-410A and PS 50.
Note 1—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
Note 2—This specification is intended to replace Federal Standard LP-410A and PS 50.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Federal StandardLP-410A Nylon Stock Shapes
D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D6779 Classification System for and Basis of Specification for Polyamide Molding and Extrusion Materials (PA)
D7209 Guide for Waste Reduction, Resource Recovery, and Use of Recycled Polymeric Materials and Products
UNSPSC Code 13102011(Polyamide Nylons PA)