If you are an ASTM Compass Subscriber and this document is part of your subscription, you can access it for free at ASTM Compass
    ASTM D5726 - 98(2020)

    Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Fabrics Used in Hot-Applied Roofing and Waterproofing

    Active Standard ASTM D5726 | Developed by Subcommittee: D08.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.04


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF 4 $46.00   ADD TO CART
    Hardcopy (shipping and handling) 4 $46.00   ADD TO CART



    Abstract

    This specification covers thermoplastic fabrics such as polyester, polyester/polyamide bicomponent, or composites with fiber glass or polyester scrims that can be used during the construction of hot-applied roofing and waterproofing. The thermoplastic fabrics are classified according to general constructions and compositions: Type I which is polyester spunbonded with resin, unneedled, Type II which is polyester spunbonded with resin, needled, Type III which is polyester mat plus fiber glass scrim and resin, and Type IV which is polyester core/polyamide sheath bicomponent spunbonded. The fabric shall be a uniform, thin, porous mat of the primary thermoplastic polymer, with or without the addition of reinforcing stranded glass or thermoplastic yarns. Chemically bonding with a water-resistant resin or thermally bonding with other thermoplastic polymers shall be permitted. Different tests shall be conducted in order to determine the following physical properties of thermoplastic fabrics: unit mass, thickness, breaking load, elongation, trapezoid tearing strength, puncture strength, appearance rating, and heat distortion stability.

    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 thermoplastic fabrics such as polyester, polyester/polyamide bicomponent, or composites with fiberglass or polyester scrims that can be used during the construction of hot-applied roofing and waterproofing.

    1.2 This specification is intended as a material specification. Issues regarding the suitability of specific roof constructions or application techniques are beyond the scope of this specification.

    1.3 The specified tests and property values used to characterize the respective fabrics are intended to establish minimum properties. In-place system design criteria or performance attributes are factors beyond the scope of this material specification.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 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

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1079 Terminology Relating to Roofing and Waterproofing

    D1117 Guide for Evaluating Nonwoven Fabrics

    D1776/D1776M Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D1777 Test Method for Thickness of Textile Materials

    D5035 Test Method for Breaking Force and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Strip Method)

    D5733 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Nonwoven Fabrics by the Trapezoid Procedure

    E1 Specification for ASTMLiquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    Other Standard

    AATCC Test Set No. 128


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials); 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30151503(Roofing fabrics)


    Referencing This Standard
    Link Here
    Link to Active (This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.)

    DOI: 10.1520/D5726-98R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5726-98(2020), Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Fabrics Used in Hot-Applied Roofing and Waterproofing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

    Back to Top