ASTM WK63997

    Revision of A480 / A480M - 17 Standard Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

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    Active Standard: A480 / A480M - 20a

    Developed by Subcommittee: A01.17 | Committee A01 | Contact Staff Manager



    austenitic stainless steel; duplex stainless steel; ferritic stainless steel; martensitic stainless steel; stainless steel; stainless steel plate; stainless steel sheet; stainless steel strip;;


    ASTM A480/A480M still includes a sheet finish that has not been applied by a polishing house in about 30 years (No. 6 Tampico polish) and does not include several commonly used aesthetic finishes. Several of these newer finishes, with very different appearances, are being sold in the market as an ASTM A480 No. 6, even though they do not resemble the original finish. This has caused significant specifier confusion and misunderstandings. Specifiers from some of the most prominent global architecture firms have requested for resolution of this issue. This ballot item will propose closer alignment with the finish types already identified in other international standards and add several finishes that are being widely used in the market so that purchasers can specify them using A480.

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    Technical Contact:
    Catherine Houska

    Draft Under Development