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    ASTM F3459 - 21

    Standard Specification for Rigid Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles Used for Sound Walls

    Active Standard ASTM F3459 | Developed by Subcommittee: F14.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements for the material properties and physical properties, including dimensional tolerances, extrusion quality, and weatherability, of rigid poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC) exterior profiles used for sound walls. Methods for testing and for identifying exterior profile extrusions that comply with this specification are also provided. In addition, requirements for flexural capacity are given.

    Note 1: Information with regard to application, assembly, and installation should be obtained from the manufacturer.

    1.2 The material used in these exterior profiles is limited to rigid poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC) compounds in a single homogeneous extrusion or in a coextrusion of two or more PVC compounds in distinct layers.

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

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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

    A36/A36M Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

    A123/A123M Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products

    A153/A153M Specification for Zinc Coating (Hot-Dip) on Iron and Steel Hardware

    A449 Specification for Hex Cap Screws, Bolts and Studs, Steel, Heat Treated, 120/105/90 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength, General Use

    A500/A500M Specification for Cold-Formed Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel Structural Tubing in Rounds and Shapes

    A563 Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts

    A653/A653M Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process

    A780/A780M Practice for Repair of Damaged and Uncoated Areas of Hot-Dip Galvanized Coatings

    A992/A992M Specification for Structural Steel Shapes

    A1011/A1011M Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Hot-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, and Ultra-High Strength

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D635 Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position

    D696 Test Method for Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between 30C and 30C with a Vitreous Silica Dilatometer

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

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1042 Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Plastics Caused by Exposure to Heat and Moisture

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D2565 Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications

    D4216 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Related PVC and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Building Products Compounds

    D4226 Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Building Products

    E72 Test Methods of Conducting Strength Tests of Panels for Building Construction

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    F436/F436M Specification for Hardened Steel Washers Inch and Metric Dimensions

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    ASCE/SEI 7-16

    CSA Standard

    G40.20/G40.21 Grade 350W General Requirements for Rolled or Welded Structural Quality Steel


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3459-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3459-21, Standard Specification for Rigid Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles Used for Sound Walls, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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