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This practice covered a system for uniform marking of products that have been fabricated from polymeric materials. Provision for the process or processes to be used for marking is outside the scope of this practice.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D20 on Plastics, this practice was withdrawn in January 2014 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This practice covers a system for uniform marking of products that have been fabricated from polymeric materials. Provision for the process or processes to be used for marking is outside the scope of this practice.
Note 1—Precise details of the marking, for example, the minimum size of the item to be marked, the size of the lettering, and the appropriate location of the marking, may be subject to agreement between the manufacturer and the user.
1.2 The abbreviated terms used are to provide generic identification of the polymer(s).
1.3 This practice is especially pertinent for use with durable plastic components of products. This practice is not intended to supplant, replace, or in any way interfere with the requirements found in legislation for marking or labeling of packaging.
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—In many respects, this practice is similar to ISO 11469.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D3935 Specification for Polycarbonate (PC) Unfilled and Reinforced Material
D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
ISO StandardsISO 11469 Plastics--Generic Identification and Marking of Plastics Products
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ASTM D1972-97(2005), Standard Practice for Generic Marking of Plastic Products (Withdrawn 2014), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.orgBack to Top