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    ASTM D1710 - 15

    Standard Specification for Extruded Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Rod, Heavy Walled Tubing and Basic Shapes

    Active Standard ASTM D1710 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.01

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    This specification covers the testing and requirements of extruded and compression molded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) rods and heavy-walled tubing manufactured from virgin or reprocessed PTFE resin. Covered here are three types of PTFE fluorocarbon materials as follows: Type I (premium), materials having maximum physical and electrical properties to meet rigid requirements; Type II (general purpose), materials having properties required of general electrical, mechanical, and chemical applications; and Type III, materials for noncritical chemical, electrical, and mechanical applications. These types are further subdivided into two grades, and even further into four classes as appropriate. Sampled specimens shall be appropriately tested on the following: workmanship and appearance (color, finish, and internal defects); specific gravity; tensile strength and elongation; dielectric strength; dimensional stability; and melting point.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers extruded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) rod, heavy-walled tubing, and basic shapes manufactured from the PTFE resin of Specification D4894 and reprocessed PTFE resin (as defined in Guide D7209).

    1.2 The specification covers all sizes of rod, tubing, and basic shapes with a wall thickness of 1.6 mm (1/16 in.) or greater. These materials must be made wholly from PTFE and produced in accordance with good commercial ram extrusion practices.

    Note 1: This specification and ISO/DIS 13000-1 (1997) and ISO/DIS 13000-2 (1997) differ in approach, however, data obtained using either are technically equivalent.

    Note 2: For compression molded PTFE materials, see Specification D3294. Material that can be certified to Specification D3294 may be substituted for Specification D1710, however the reverse in not true.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units, as detailed in IEEE/ASTM SI 10 are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are provided for information only.

    1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains to the test methods portion, Section 12, only 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.

    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

    D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies

    D374 Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics

    D4894 Specification for Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Granular Molding and Ram Extrusion Materials

    D5740 Guide for Writing Material Standards in the Classification Format

    D5947 Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens

    D7209 Guide for Waste Reduction, Resource Recovery, and Use of Recycled Polymeric Materials and Products

    E94 Guide for Radiographic Examination

    ISO Standards

    ISO 13000-1 (2005) PlasticsPolytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Semi-Finished Products, Part 1: Basis for Specification

    ISO 13000-2 (2005) PlasticsPolytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Semi-Finished Products, Part 2: Preparation of Test Specimen and Determination of Properties

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.140.99 (Other rubber and plastic products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13102008(Fluoropolymers PTFE)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D1710-15

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1710-15, Standard Specification for Extruded Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Rod, Heavy Walled Tubing and Basic Shapes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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