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ASTM WK77984

New Specification for Physical Properties of Polyethylene Plastic Drainage Pipe and Fittings

1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers the identification of physical properties of polyethylene plastic pipe and fittings products in accordance with a cell classification system. It is not the function of this specification to provide specific engineering data for design purposes, specify manufacturing tolerances, or determine suitability for use for a specific application. 1.2 Polyethylene plastic drainage pipe and fittings, being thermoplastic, are reprocessable and recyclable (NOTE 2). This specification allows for the use of these products with recycled polyethylene content provided that all specific performance requirements of this specification are met. 1.3 The polyethylene plastic drainage pipe and fittings products to which this standard is to be applied are only fully formulated during the extrusion or molding process. It is in this process in which the base unpigmented polyethylene or polyethylene recycle materials are combined along with a color concentrate or masterbatch to manufacture the final pipe or fitting products. The requirements presented in this specification apply to the final formulated products. NOTE 1The notes in this specification are for information only and shall not be considered part of this specification. NOTE 2See Guide D5033 for information and definitions related to recycled plastics. 1.3 Units--The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. NOTE 3There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard. 1.5 For information regarding molding and extrusion materials see Specification D4976. For information regarding wire and cable materials see Specification D1248.


cell classification system; pipe and fittings; polyethylene; recycled


To provide a standard specification for polyethylene drainage pipe and fittings as produced as pipe and fittings with and without recycled material content. Users would be manufacturers of polyethylene drainage pipe and fittings products and end users of polyethylene drainage pipe and fittings products.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F17.26

Committee: F17

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 08-11-2021

Technical Contact: Thomas Walsh

Item: 001

Ballot: F17.26 (21-09)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 002

Ballot: F17 (21-09)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 010

Ballot: F17 (22-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution

Item: 001

Ballot: F17 (22-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item