Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D4101-01a

Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials

Scope

1.1 This specification covers propylene plastic materials suitable for injection molding and extrusion. Polymers consist of propylene homopolymer, propylene copolymers, and propylene-elastomer compounded with or without the addition of impact modifiers (ethylene-propylene rubber, polyisobutylene rubber, and butyl rubber), colorants, stabilizers, lubricants, or reinforcements.

1.2 This specification allows for the use of those propylene plastic materials that can be recycled, reconstituted, and reground, provided that: (1) the requirements as stated in this specification are met, and (2) the material has not been modified in any way to alter its conformance to food contact regulations or similar requirements. The proportions of recycled, reconstituted, and reground material used, as well as the nature and the amount of any contaminant, cannot be practically covered in this specification. It is the responsibility of the supplier and the buyer of recycled, reconstituted, and reground materials to ensure compliance. (See Guide D5033.)

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

Note 1—The properties included in this specification are those required to identify the compositions covered. There may be other requirements necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specific applications. These will be designated by using the suffixes given in Section 1.

1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 13, 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.

Note 2—There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 08.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.15
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.1520/D4101-01A
ICS Code: 83.080.20