Significance and Use
The resistance of plastic lumber and shapes to direct withdrawal of nails, staples, or screws is a measure of its ability to hold or be held to an adjoining object by means of such fasteners. Factors that affect this withdrawal resistance include the physical and mechanical properties of the plastic lumber and shapes; the size, shape, and surface condition of the fasteners; the speed of withdrawal; physical changes to plastic lumber and shapes or fasteners between time of driving and time of withdrawal; orientation of fiber axis; the occurrence and nature of prebored lead holes; and the temperatures during insertion and withdrawal. These factors will be as circumstances dictate, and representative of the normal manufacturing process.
By using a standard size and type of nail, staple, or screw, withdrawal resistance of plastic lumber and shapes can be determined. Throughout the method this is referred to as the basic withdrawal test. Similarly, comparative performances of different sizes or types of nail, staple, or screw can be determined by using a standard procedure with a particular plastic lumber and shape, which eliminates the plastic lumber and shapes product as a variable. Since differences in test methods can have considerable influence on results, it is important that a standard procedure be specified and adhered to, if test values are to be related to other test results.
1.1 These test methods cover the evaluation of fastener use with “as manufactured” plastic lumber and shapes through the use of two different testing procedures.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1761 Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood
D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics
D6111 Test Method for Bulk Density And Specific Gravity of Plastic Lumber and Shapes by Displacement
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
mechanical fasteners; plastic lumber; plastic shapes; recycled plastics; Lumber; Mechanical fasteners; Nail pull resistance; Plastic lumber/shapes;
ICS Number Code 83.140.01 (Rubber and plastic products in general)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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