This specification covers the standard requirements for plasticized ethyl cellulose thermoplastic compounds suitable for injection molding and extrusion. It does not however include special materials compounded for special applications. Materials shall be ethyl cellulose plastics in the form of pellets with uniform size and composition and may contain colorants in nominal amounts. Test specimens shall conform to the following physical property requirements: unpigmented specific gravity; Rockwell hardness; tensile strength; impact strength; deflection temperature; water absorption; and weight loss on heating.
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1.1 This specification covers requirements for plasticized ethyl cellulose thermoplastic compounds suitable for injection molding and extrusion. It does not include special materials compounded for special applications.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The English values given are for information only.
1.3 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the Test Methods portion, Section 10 of this specification. 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.
—There is no known ISO equivalent to this specification.
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
D570 Test Method for Water Absorption 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
D785 Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1505 Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
D3641 Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
cellulose; ethylcellulose; extrusion; molding; plasticized; specification;
ICS Number Code 83.140.99 (Other rubber and plastic products)
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