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This specification covers syndiotactic polystyrene materials including homopolymer, copolymers, blends, and impact modified, suitable for molding and extrusion. The materials are classified as follows: group 01 - homopolymer; group 02 - copolymer; group 03 - flame retardant; group 04 - blends; group 00 - others. These are further classified as class 1 - general purpose; class 2 - impact modified; and class - others. The reinforced and additive materials are as follows: carbon and graphite-reinforced, glass, mineral-reinforced, lubricants, combination of reinforcement, or fillers, or both. Materials shall be tested, test specimens shall be molded by an injection molding process, and the individual grades shall conform to specified values of tensile strength, flexural modulus, tensile modulus, deflection temperature, specific gravity, Izod impact, and ISO Charpy impact, Vicat softening point, melt flow rate.
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1.1 This classification system covers syndiotactic polystyrene materials including homopolymer, copolymers, blends, and impact modified, suitable for molding and extrusion. Recycled product will be addressed in a separate standard.
1.2 This classification system and subsequent line callout (specification) are intended to provide a means of calling out plastic materials used in fabrication of end use items or parts. It is not intended for the selection of matierials. Material selection can be made by those having expertise in the plastics field only after careful consideration of the design and the performance required of the part, the environment to which it will be exposed, the fabrication process to be employed, the inherent properties of the material other than those covered by this classification system, and the economics.
1.3 The properties included in this classification system are those required to identify the compositions covered. Other requirements necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specialized applications are to be called out using the suffixes given in Section 5.
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.
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
D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1238 Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
D1525 Test Method for Vicat Softening Temperature of Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D3641 Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
D5630 Test Method for Ash Content in Plastics
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
Military StandardMIL-STD-105 Sampling Procedure and Tables for Inspection by Attributes
ISO StandardsISO 3451-1 Plastics: Determination of Ash-Part 1 General Methods
ICS Number Code 83.040.01 (Raw materials for rubber and plastics in general)
UNSPSC Code 13102026(Polystyrene PS)
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ASTM D6339-11, Standard Classification System for and Basis for Specifications for Syndiotactic Polystyrene Molding and Extrusion (SPS), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top