Significance and Use
WPCs are intended for use in both structural and non-structural applications. The test methods described within are intended to address products that are manufactured from virgin or recycled wood and thermoplastic sources. These methods provide a reference for the evaluation of several mechanical and physical properties important for structural and non-structural uses of WPCs.
1.1 This guide covers test methods appropriate for evaluating a wide range of performance properties for wood-plastic composite (WPC) products. It was developed from evaluations of both experimental and currently manufactured products, and is not intended to suggest that all the tests listed are necessary or appropriate for each application of a WPC. The user must determine which test methods apply to the particular application being evaluated (see Appendix X1).
1.2 Details of manufacturing processes may be proprietary and are beyond the scope of this guide.
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.
C1308 Test Method for Accelerated Leach Test for Diffusive Releases from Solidified Waste and a Computer Program to Model Diffusive, Fractional Leaching from Cylindrical Waste Forms
D9 Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products
D143 Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1037 Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
D1038 Terminology Relating to Veneer and Plywood
D1413 Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures
D1554 Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
D1761 Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood
D1929 Test Method for Determining Ignition Temperature of Plastics
D2017 Test Method of Accelerated Laboratory Test of Natural Decay Resistance of Woods
D2047 Test Method for Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish-Coated Flooring Surfaces as Measured by the James Machine
D2394 Test Methods for Simulated Service Testing of Wood and Wood-Base Finish Flooring
D2395 Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
D2481 Test Method for Accelerated Evaluation of Wood Preservatives for Marine Services by Means of Small Size Specimens
D2565 Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications
D2915 Practice for Sampling and Data-Analysis for Structural Wood and Wood-Based Products
D3345 Test Method for Laboratory Evaluation of Wood and Other Cellulosic Materials for Resistance to Termites
D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
D4060 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser
D4092 Terminology for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties
D4442 Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
D4495 Test Method for Impact Resistance of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Rigid Profiles by Means of a Falling Weight
D4761 Test Methods for Mechanical Properties of Lumber and Wood-Base Structural Material
D5379/D5379M Test Method for Shear Properties of Composite Materials by the V-Notched Beam Method
D5456 Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products
D5764 Test Method for Evaluating Dowel-Bearing Strength of Wood and Wood-Based Products
D6109 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastic Lumber and Related Products
D6341 Test Method for Determination of the Linear Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Plastic Lumber and Plastic Lumber Shapes Between -30 and 140F (-34.4 and 60C)
D6662 Specification for Polyolefin-Based Plastic Lumber Decking Boards
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
E108 Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings
E661 Test Method for Performance of Wood and Wood-Based Floor and Roof Sheathing Under Concentrated Static and Impact Loads
E1354 Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
F1679 Test Method for Using a Variable Incidence Tribometer (VIT)
G154 Practice for Operating Fluorescent Light Apparatus for UV Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
AWPAStandardE10 Standard Method of Testing Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures
biodeterioration; fire performance; mechanical properties; physical properties; test methods; wood-plastic composite; Mechanical properties; Physical properties/dimensions/characteristics; Wood-plastic composite ;
ICS Number Code 17.040.20 (Properties of surfaces)
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