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This specification establishes requirements and test methods for materials, impact strength, appearance, surface flame spread, and windload resistance of siding products manufactured from polypropylene material. The use of polypropylene recycled plastic in this product shall conform to the specified requirements. The siding shall be made principally of polypropylene compound, prepared from polypropylene homopolymer or copolymer. The polypropylene compound shall be compounded so as to provide the heat stability and weather exposure stability required for the siding market application.
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1.1 This specification establishes requirements and test methods for materials, impact strength, appearance, surface flame spread, and wind load resistance of siding products manufactured from polypropylene material. Methods of indicating compliance with this specification are also provided.
1.2 The use of polypropylene recycled plastic in this product shall be in accordance with the requirements in Section .
1.3 Siding produced to this specification shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s installation instructions for the specific product to be installed.
Note 1: Information with regard to siding maintenance shall be obtained from the manufacturer.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are for information purposes only.
1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains to the test method portion only, Section 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. of this specification:
Note 2: There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
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.
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1435 Practice for Outdoor Weathering of Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D3679 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4101 Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
D4226 Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Building Products
D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics
D5206 Test Method for Windload Resistance of Rigid Plastic Siding
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
G147 Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests
ASCE StandardASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
International Code CouncilInternational Residential Code
Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc.VSI Vinyl Siding Installation Manual (2015)
ICS Number Code 91.060.10 (Walls. Partitions. Facades)
UNSPSC Code 13102022(Polypropylene PP); 30151802(Siding)
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ASTM D7254-17, Standard Specification for Polypropylene (PP) Siding, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.orgBack to Top