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This practice covers a uniform, consensus nomenclature approach for thermoplastic elastomers, but does not involve any attempt to develop an exclusively systematic process for nomenclature and abbreviation designation. Rather, this practice is intended to accommodate and supplement any existing trade names and trademarks. For example, definitions and abbreviations for thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) and dynamic vulcanization (DV) have been included, among others.
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1.1 This practice covers a uniform, consensus nomenclature approach for thermoplastic elastomers. This compilation is intended to accommodate and supplement any existing trade names and trademarks.
1.2 No attempt is made to develop an exclusively systematic process for nomenclature and abbreviations.
1.3 In technical papers and other technical or trade literature the full name of the thermoplastic elastomer should be given at its first appearance in the document along with its abbreviation in parentheses. In all subsequent references to the thermoplastic elastomer, the abbreviation may be given.
1.4 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.
D1418 Practice for Rubber and Rubber LaticesNomenclature
D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber
ICS Number Code 01.040.83 (Rubber and plastics industries (Vocabularies)); 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)
UNSPSC Code 13101606(Thermplastic rubber)
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ASTM D5538-13(2018), Standard Practice for Thermoplastic Elastomers—Terminology and Abbreviations, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top