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    ASTM F2953 - 12(2021)

    Standard Specification for Phenolic Raw Materials for the Use in Bearing Cages

    Active Standard ASTM F2953 | Developed by Subcommittee: F34.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.09


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers basic characteristics required for porous laminated phenolic materials intended for use as instrument and thin-section ball-bearing retainers (cages) and the methods of determining these characteristics.

    1.2 Forms—Sheets, rolled tubes, molded tubes, and rods are recommended forms of laminated material covered by this specification.

    1.3 Intended Use—Materials produced to this specification are intended for use as ball-bearing retainers (cages). Temperature range is limited to 250 °F (117 °C) and below.

    1.4 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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

    D299 Specification for Asbestos Yarns

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D695 Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics

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

    D2304 Test Method for Thermal Endurance of Rigid Electrical Insulating Materials

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    Federal Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Military Making for Shipment and Storage


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.100.20 (Rolling bearings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111002(Phenolic resin)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2953-12R21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2953-12(2021), Standard Specification for Phenolic Raw Materials for the Use in Bearing Cages, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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