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1.1 This specification covers unsintered, pigmented, extruded films or tapes manufactured from polytetrafluoroethylene, in nominal thicknesses from 0.025 mm (0.001 in.) to 0.51 mm (0.020 in.), which are >97 % virgin PTFE in composition prior to introducing pigments.
Note 1—For unsintered non-pigmented products refer to Specification D6585.
1.1.1 The use of recycled PTFE for production of unsintered extruded films or tapes has not been identified at this time. When commercial usable processes and materials are available, this specification will be revised to include recycled materials.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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.
Note 2—Although this specification and ISO/DIS 13000-1 (1997) and ISO/DIS 13000-2 (1997) differ in approach or detail, data obtained relating to specific properties, using either are technically equivalent.
Note 3—This specification is intended to be a complement to Specification D6585, as the materials covered herein vary significantly enough due to their additives to warrant a stand-alone set of requirements.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
GSA StandardA-A-58092 Tape, Anti-Seize Polytetrafluoroethylene
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
D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D6040 Guide to Test Methods for Unsintered Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Extruded Film or Tape
D6585 Specification for Unsintered Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Extruded Film or Tape
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ISO StandardsISO/DIS13000-2 PlasticsPolytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Semi-Finished ProductsPart 2: Preparation of Test Specimens and Determination of Properties
ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)
UNSPSC Code 13111200(Films)
ASTM D7193-11, Standard Specification for Unsintered Pigmented Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Extruded Film or Tape, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top