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This specification focuses on the requirements and test methods for the color and appearance retention of solid colored plastic siding products. Color retention testing provides a method for estimating the acceptability of color change in a siding product over a period of years of service. Calculation of ellipsoid values for indicating compliance with this specification are provided.
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1.1 This specification establishes requirements and test methods for the color and appearance retention of solid colored plastic siding products.
1.2 Color retention testing provides a method for estimating the acceptability of color change in a siding product over a period of years of service.
1.3 Methods of indicating compliance with this specification are provided.
Note 1—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
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
D1435 Practice for Outdoor Weathering of Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
D3679 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding
E805 Practice for Identification of Instrumental Methods of Color or Color-Difference Measurement of Materials
G147 Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests
Other ReferenceVinyl Siding Institute (VSI) Technical Research Re
ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)
UNSPSC Code 30151802(Siding)
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ASTM D6864-11, Standard Specification for Color and Appearance Retention of Solid Colored Plastic Siding Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top