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This specification covers compression molding, thermosetting, melamine-formaldehyde molding compounds, resin binder, with or without other resins, intimately combined with fillers, pigments, and any chemical agents needed. The molding compounds shall conform to the requirements specified. Tests shall be performed to determine the properties of the material in accordance with the following test methods: bulk factor; specific gravity; water absorption; impact resistance; flexural strength; deflection temperature; dielectric strength; permittivity and dissipation factor; arc resistance; shrinkage; and comparative tracking index.
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1.1 This specification covers compression molding, thermosetting, melamine-formaldehyde molding compounds as further defined in 4.1, resin binder, with or without other resins, intimately combined with fillers, pigments, and any chemical agents needed.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies
D150 Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation
D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
D495 Test Method for High-Voltage, Low-Current, Dry Arc Resistance of Solid Electrical Insulation
D570 Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
D731 Test Method for Molding Index of Thermosetting Molding Powder
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
D1895 Test Methods for Apparent Density, Bulk Factor, and Pourability of Plastic Materials
D1896 Practice for Transfer Molding Test Specimens of Thermosetting Compounds
D3638 Test Method for Comparative Tracking Index of Electrical Insulating Materials
D3795 Test Method for Thermal Flow, Cure, and Behavior Properties of Pourable Thermosetting Materials by Torque Rheometer
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D5224 Practice for Compression Molding Test Specimens of Thermosetting Molding Compounds
D6289 Test Method for Measuring Shrinkage from Mold Dimensions of Molded Thermosetting Plastics
Manual7 Manual on Presentation of Data and Control Chart Analysis, 8th Edition Available from ASTM International Headquarters. Request MNL7-8TH.
ISO StandardISO2122-1977(E) Plastics--Aminoplastic Molding Materials--Specification Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 83.140.99 (Other rubber and plastic products)
UNSPSC Code 13111029(Melamine formaldehyde)
ASTM D704-99(2012), Standard Specification for Melamine-Formaldehyde Molding Compounds, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top