ASTM D8033 - 16

    Standard Classification System for Poly(Ether Ether Ketone) (PEEK) Molding and Extrusion Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D8033 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.03


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This classification system covers poly(ether ether ketone) materials suitable for injection molding and extrusion. This classification system allows for the use of recycled materials provided that all specification requirements are met.

    1.2 The properties included in this standard are those required to identify the compositions covered. Other requirements necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specialized applications are to be specified by using the suffixes in Section 5.

    1.3 This classification system and subsequent line callout (specification) are intended to provide means of calling out poly(ether ether ketone) materials used in the fabrication of end items or parts. It is not intended for the selection of materials. It is recommended that material selection be made by those having expertise in the plastics field only after careful consideration of the design and the performance required of the part, the environment to which it will be exposed, the fabrication process to be employed, the cost involved, and the inherent properties of the material other than those covered by this specification.

    1.4 Poly(ether ether ketone), commonly referred to as PEEK, is a member of the poly (aryl ether ketone) or PAEK family. Specification D6262 covers properties of PAEK shapes and includes shapes produced from PEEK.

    Note 1: There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

    1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 11, of this classification system: 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies

    D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics

    D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials

    D570 Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D2863 Test Method for Measuring the Minimum Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-Like Combustion of Plastics (Oxygen Index)

    D3171 Test Methods for Constituent Content of Composite Materials

    D3418 Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

    D3641 Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials

    D3801 Test Method for Measuring the Comparative Burning Characteristics of Solid Plastics in a Vertical Position

    D3835 Test Method for Determination of Properties of Polymeric Materials by Means of a Capillary Rheometer

    D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics

    D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials

    D4812 Test Method for Unnotched Cantilever Beam Impact Resistance of Plastics

    D5630 Test Method for Ash Content in Plastics

    D5740 Guide for Writing Material Standards in the Classification Format

    D6262 Specification for Extruded, Compression Molded, and Injection Molded Basic Shapes of Poly(aryl ether ketone) (PAEK)

    D6869 Test Method for Coulometric and Volumetric Determination of Moisture in Plastics Using the Karl Fischer Reaction (the Reaction of Iodine with Water)

    D7209 Guide for Waste Reduction, Resource Recovery, and Use of Recycled Polymeric Materials and Products

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    Underwriters Laboratories Standards

    UL94 Standard for Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13102014(Polyetheretherketone PEEK)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8033-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8033-16, Standard Classification System for Poly(Ether Ether Ketone) (PEEK) Molding and Extrusion Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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