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    ASTM D3295 - 20

    Standard Specification for PTFE Tubing, Miniature Beading and Spiral Cut Tubing

    Active Standard ASTM D3295 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.02

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    This specification covers PTFE tubing, miniature beading and spiral cut tubing-manufactured from PTFE resin produced from dispersion. Five groups of PTFE tubing, miniature beading and spiral cut tubing, differentiated by size and type are presented. The groups are further subdivided into classes based on wall thickness: group 01 - tubing based upon the AWG sizes, group 02 - tubing based upon fractional inch sizes, group 03 - tubing based upon inner diameter and wall thickness, group 04 - tubing cut to form spiral wrap, and group 05 - miniature beading. The types are further differentiated in accordance with increasing wall thickness as follows: class 1 - light wall, class 2 - thin wall, class 3 - standard wall, class 4 - chemical tubing, and class 5 - heavy wall. The tubing and miniature beading shall be made of PTFE meeting the requirements prescribed. The melting point, specific gravity, weight loss, tensile strength, elongation, dielectric breakdown voltage, heat resistance, and dimensional stability shall be tested to meet the requirements specified.

    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 PTFE tubing, miniature beading and spiral cut tubing-manufactured from PTFE resin produced from dispersion specified in Specification D4895.

    Note 1: PTFE tube and rod manufactured from resin specified in Specification D4894 are covered in Specification D1710.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 The following hazard caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 As PTFE resin produced from dispersion is not a true thermoplastic material, any reuse for the specification referenced above is impossible. However, markets do exist for non-virgin PTFE as additives and fillers.

    Note 2: This standard and ISO 13000-1/-2 address some of the same subject matter, but differ in technical content.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    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

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    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

    D1675 Test Methods for Polytetrafluoroethylene Tubing

    D1708 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics by Use of Microtensile Specimens

    D1710 Specification for Extruded Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Rod, Heavy Walled Tubing and Basic Shapes

    D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics

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

    D4895 Specification for Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin Produced From Dispersion

    ISO Standards

    ISO 13000-1 PlasticsPolytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Semi-Finished Products, Part 1: Requirements and Designation

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

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13102008(Fluoropolymers PTFE)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D3295-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3295-20, Standard Specification for PTFE Tubing, Miniature Beading and Spiral Cut Tubing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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