ASTM D2565-99(2008)

    Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers specific procedures and test conditions that are applicable for xenon-arc exposure of plastics conducted in accordance with Practices G 151 and G 155. This practice also covers the preparation of test specimens, the test conditions best suited for plastics, and the evaluation of test results.

    Note 1—Previous versions of this practice referenced xenon-arc devices described in Practice G 26, which described very specific equipment designs. Practice G 26 is being replaced by Practice G 151, which describes performance criteria for all exposure devices that use laboratory light sources and by Practice G 155, which gives requirements for exposing nonmetallic materials in xenon-arc devices. Practice G 26 will be balloted for withdrawal before December 2000.

    1.2 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.

    Note 2—This practice is technically equivalent to ISO 4892-2.


    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

    D3980 Practice for Interlaboratory Testing of Paint and Related Materials

    D5870 Practice for Calculating Property Retention Index of Plastics

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    G113 Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials

    G141 Guide for Addressing Variability in Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials

    G147 Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests

    G151 Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources

    G155 Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials

    G169 Guide for Application of Basic Statistical Methods to Weathering Tests

    ISO Standard

    ISO 4892-2 PlasticsMethods of Exposure to Laboratory Light SourcesPart 2, Xenon Arc Lamp

    Society of Automotive Engineers Standards

    SAE J2412

    SAE J2527 Accelerated Exposure of Autmotive Exterior Materials Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.140.01 (Rubber and plastic products in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2565-99R08

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2565-99(2008), Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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