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This classification system covers polyamide-imide materials suitable for injection molding and extrusion. Polyamide-imide materials are classified into groups that are subdivided into classes and grades. These groups are: Group 01 which is suitable for injection molding, Group 02 which is suitable for extrusion, and Group 03 which is for other purposes. Each group is then subdivided into classes such as Class 1 used for general purpose, Class 2 used for wear resistance, Class 3 used for high strength conditions, and Class 0 for other conditions. Different tests shall be conducted in order to determine the following properties of polyamide-imide materials: tensile strength, elongation, flexural strength, flexural modulus, and Izod impact strength.
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1.1 This classification system covers polyamide-imide materials suitable for injection molding and extrusion.
1.2 The properties included in this classification system are those required to identify the compositions covered. It is possible that other requirements are necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specialized applications. The use of suffixes as shown in Section 5 is one way of specifying these requirements.
1.3 This standard allows for the use of recycled materials provided that specification requirements based upon this classification system are met.
1.4 This classification system and subsequent line call-out (specification) is intended to be a means of calling out plastics materials used in the fabrication of end items or parts. It is not intended for the selection of materials. Material selection needs to be made by those having expertise in the plastics field after careful consideration of the design and the performance required of the part, the environment to which it will be exposed, the fabrication process to be employed, the inherent properties of the material other than those covered by this classification, and the economics.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. (Reporting in inch-pound units is acceptable.)
1.6 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 11, of this classification system: 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.
D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies
D150 Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation
D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1525 Test Method for Vicat Softening Temperature of Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D1708 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics by Use of Microtensile Specimens
D2863 Test Method for Measuring the Minimum Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-Like Combustion of Plastics (Oxygen Index)
D3641 Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
Military and Federal Specifications and StandardsMIL-P-46179A Plastic Molding and Extrusion Materials, Polyamide-Imide (PAI)
ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)
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ASTM D5204-13, Standard Classification System for Polyamide-Imide (PAI) Molding and Extrusion Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top