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This test method covers requirements and test methods for the material, dimensions, and workmanship, and the properties of extruded and compression-molded sheet, plate, rod and tubular bar manufactured from polyetherimide (PEI) resins. The type of PEI extruded shape shall be categorized by class depending on composition. Every class of PEI shape shall be categorized into one grade for virgin unfilled products. The type and class shall be further differentiated based on dimensional tolerances and dimensional stability (based on elevated temperature excursion testing). Grades 1 and 2 materials are produced with the closest commercial tolerances and lowest stress levels for machined parts. The type, class, and grade is further differentiated based on dimensional stability (elevated temperature excursion test). Tensile strength at break, elongation at break, flexural modulus, izod impact, and tensile modulus (tangent) shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed. The plate specimens, sheet specimens, rod specimens, and tubular bar specimens shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
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Significance and Use
1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for the dimensions, workmanship, and the properties of extruded and compression-molded sheet, plate, rod and tubular bar manufactured from polyetherimide (PEI) resins.
1.2 The properties included in this specification are those required for the compositions covered. It is possible that other requirements will be necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specialized applications. These shall be specified by using the suffixes as given in Section 5.
1.3 This specification does not allow for the use of recycled plastics (as defined in Guide D7209).
1.4 The values stated in English units are regarded as standard in all property and dimensional tables. For reference purposes, SI units are also included in Table 1 and Table S-PEI.
1.5 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
D5205 Classification System and Basis for Specification for Polyetherimide (PEI) Materials
D7209 Guide for Waste Reduction, Resource Recovery, and Use of Recycled Polymeric Materials and Products
ANSI StandardZ1.4-1993 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes
ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)