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ASTM D1525-17e1

Standard Test Method for Vicat Softening Temperature of Plastics

Standard Test Method for Vicat Softening Temperature of Plastics D1525-17E01 ASTM|D1525-17E01|en-US Standard Test Method for Vicat Softening Temperature of Plastics Standard new BOS Vol. 08.01 Committee D20
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Significance and Use

5.1 Data obtained by this test method is used to compare the heat-softening qualities of thermoplastic materials.

5.2 This test method is useful in the areas of quality control, development, and characterization of plastic materials.


1.1 This test method covers determination of the temperature at which a specified needle penetration occurs when specimens are subjected to specified controlled test conditions.

1.2 This test method is not recommended for ethyl cellulose, nonrigid poly(vinyl chloride), poly(vinylidene chloride), or other materials having a wide Vicat softening range.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units are included in this standard.

1.4 Due to the potential safety and environmental hazards associated with mercury-filled thermometers, the use of alternative temperature measuring devices (such as thermocouples and RTDs) is encouraged with liquid-in-glass thermometers containing mercury, the use of alternative measuring devices, such as digital thermometers using thermocouple of RTD sensors is encouraged.

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.

Note 1: This test method is equivalent to ISO 306 in all sections with the exceptions of the allowance for creep, prior to the beginning of the test and the allowance of the fluidized powder as a heat transfer medium.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 08.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.30
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.1520/D1525-17E01
ICS Code: 83.080.01