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This specification addresses the physical properties of melt processible molding and extrusion materials of EFEP-fluoropolymer, wherein the EFEP resin is a copolymer of ethylene, tetrafluoroethylene, and hexafluoropropylene. It does not cover blended and recycled materials. Covered here are two types of fluoropolymer that is supplied in pellet form and classified according to their melting points, while the resins of each type are divided into one to two grades in accordance with their melt flow rates. The materials shall be sampled in accordance with an adequate statistical sampling procedure and shall conform to specific gravity, melting point, melt flow rate, elongation, tensile strength, and dielectric constant and dissipation factor requirements when tested by the procedures itemized herein.
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1.1 This specification covers melt processible molding and extrusion materials of EFEP-fluoropolymer. The EFEP resin is a copolymer of ethylene, tetrafluoroethylene, and hexafluoropropylene.
1.2 This specification does not cover blended materials and does not cover recycled materials.
1.3 The values stated in SI units as detailed in IEEE/ASTM SI-10 are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 11, of this specification.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.
D150 Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1238 Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D3418 Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
ISO StandardsISO 12086-1 Plastics--Fluoropolymer Dispersions and Moulding and Extrusion Materials--Part 1 ISO 12086-2 Plastics--Fluoropolymer Dispersions and Moulding and Extrusion Materials--Part 2
ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)
UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)
UNSPSC Code 13111007(Fluoropolymer resin)
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ASTM D7472-09(2014), Standard Specification for EFEP-Fluoropolymer Molding and Extrusion Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top