ASTM D883 - 12

    Standard Terminology Relating to Plastics

    Active Standard ASTM D883 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.92

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.01


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology covers definitions of technical terms used in the plastics industry. Terms that are generally understood or adequately defined in other readily available sources are not included.

    1.2 When a term is used in an ASTM document for which Committee D20 is responsible it is included only when judged, after review, by Subcommittee D20.92 to be a generally usable term.

    1.3 Definitions that are identical to those published by another standards body are identified with the abbreviation of the name of the organization; for example, IUPAC is the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

    1.4 A definition is a single sentence with additional information included in discussion notes. It is reviewed every 5 years; the year of last review is appended.

    1.5 For literature related to plastics terminology, see Appendix X1.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C162 Terminology of Glass and Glass Products

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D747 Test Method for Apparent Bending Modulus of Plastics by Means of a Cantilever Beam

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    D1003 Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics

    D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber

    D4703 Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets

    E308 Practice for Computing the Colors of Objects by Using the CIE System


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.83 (Rubber and plastics industries (Vocabularies)); 83.080.01 (Plastics in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D0883-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D883-12, Standard Terminology Relating to Plastics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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