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1.1 This specification covers nonrigid vinyl chloride polymer and copolymer classes in which the resin portion of the composition contains at least 90 % vinyl chloride. The remaining 10 % may include one or more monomers copolymerized with vinyl chloride or consist of other resins mechanically blended with polyvinyl chloride or copolymers thereof.
1.2 These nonrigid vinyl compounds are defined by a hardness range and include the necessary stabilizers, plasticizers, fillers, dyes, and pigments to meet the designated requirements.
1.3 This specification includes nonrigid vinyl chloride compounds recommended for compression molding, injection molding, and extrusion, but it must be recognized that particular compounds may not be suitable for all these means of fabrication.
Note 1—This standard is similar in content, but not technically equivalent to ISO 2898-1:1986 and ISO 2898-2:1989.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
1.6 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this specification.
1.7 Recycle PVC plastics meeting the requirements of this specification may be used in some applications. Refer to the specific requirements in the Materials and Manufacture section of the applicable product standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D635 Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D746 Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1203 Test Methods for Volatile Loss From Plastics Using Activated Carbon Methods
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2240 Test Method for Rubber PropertyDurometer Hardness
D3182 Practice for RubberMaterials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
ISO StandardsISO 2898-1 PlasticsPlasticide Compounds of Homopolymers and Copolymers of Vinyl Chloride (PVC-P) ISO 2898-2
ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)
UNSPSC Code 13111034(Polyvinyl chloride compound)
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ASTM D2287-11, Standard Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top