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4.1 This test method provides a guide for evaluating whether a specific solvent, chemical, or compound is detrimental to a transparent plastic as a result of a manufacturing process, a fabrication operation, or the operational environment. All transparent plastics are susceptible to crazing, though in widely varying degree and from a variety of causes. This test method is intended to allow establishment of the crazing stress when the simultaneous action of both load and a material that will cause crazing is applied, producing non-reversible damage that limits the usage of that transparent plastic in a specific application.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the critical crazing stress for a transparent plastic material when exposed to a specific solvent, chemical, or compound at a specific temperature.
1.2 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.
1.3 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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