Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D4226-00

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


1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the energy required to crack or break rigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) plastic sheeting and profile flat sections used in building products, as well as extruded or molded test samples, under specified conditions of impact from a freefalling standard weight striking an impactor with either of two configurations in contact with the specimen.

1.2 Two test procedures are included:

1.2.1 Procedure A used to determine minimum impact energy required to cause failure (hole, crack, split, shatter, or tear).

1.2.2 Procedure B used to determine minimum impact energy required to cause brittle failure.

1.3 The values in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.

Note 1--There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.

1.4 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding, those in tables in figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 8.

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Book of Standards Volume: 08.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.24
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/D4226-00
ICS Code: 83.080.20