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This specification covers requirements and test methods for the material, dimensions, and workmanship, and the properties of extruded and compression molded plate, rod and tubular bar manufactured from thermoplastic polyester. Each type of thermoplastic polyester shape may be categorized into one of several grades as follows: grade 1 - general purpose-extruded or compression molded product made using only 100 % virgin thermoplastic polyester resin and grade 2 - recycled-extruded or compression molded product made using any amount up to 100 % recycled thermoplastic polyester plastics. Tensile stress break, elongation at break, and tensile modulus shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
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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 compression molded plate, rod and tubular bar manufactured from thermoplastic polyester.
1.2 The properties included in this specification are those required for the compositions covered. Use the classification system given in Section 4 to describe requirements necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specialized applications.
1.3 This specification allows the use of recycled plastics2 (see Section 4).
1.4 The values are stated in inch-pound units and are regarded as the standard in all property and dimensional tables. For reference purposes, SI units are also included in Table 1 and Table S-TPES only.
1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portions sections 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
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
D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
D4507 Specification for Thermoplastic Polyester (TPES) Materials
D5927 Classification System for Thermoplastic Polyester (TPES) Injection and Extrusion Materials Based on ISO Test Methods
D7209 Guide for Waste Reduction, Resource Recovery, and Use of Recycled Polymeric Materials and Products
ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)
UNSPSC Code 13111057(Thermoplastic polyester)
ASTM D6261-14, Standard Specification for Extruded and Compression Molded Basic Shapes Made from Thermoplastic Polyester (TPES), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top