ASTM D6358 - 11 Standard Classification System and Basis for Specification for Poly (Phenylene Sulfide) (PPS) Injection Molding and Extrusion Materials Using ISO Methods

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Source: ASTM International

1. Scope

1.1 This classification system covers unfilled, reinforced and filled materials suitable for injection molding and extrusion using ISO methods. The system allows for the use of poly (phenylene sulfide) (PPS) plastic materials that are recycled, reconstituted recycled-regrind, recovered or reprocessed, or both, provided that the requirements as stated in this specification are met. It is the responsibility of the supplier and the buyer of recycled, reconstituted, recycled-regrind, recovered or reprocessed, or both, poly (phenylene sulfide) plastic materials to ensure compliance (see Guide D7209).

1.2 The properties included in this classification are those required to identify the compositions covered. It is possible that other requirements are necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specialized applications. The use of suffixes as shown in Section 5 is one way of specifying these requirements.

1.3 This classification system and subsequent line callout (specification) are intended to provide a means of calling out plastic materials used in the fabrication of end items or parts. It is not intended for the selection of materials. Material selection needs to be made by those having expertise in the plastic field after careful consideration of the design and the performance required of the part, the environment to which it will be exposed, the fabrication process to be employed, the costs involved, and the inherent properties of the material other than those covered by this classification.

1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 11, of this classification system: 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 1—This standard and ISO 28078 address the same subject matter, but differ in technical content.

Note 2—ASTM D4067 for PPS uses ASTM test methods.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1238 Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D3641 Practice for Injection Molding Test Specimens of Thermoplastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
D3835 Test Method for Determination of Properties of Polymeric Materials by Means of a Capillary Rheometer
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
D4067 Classification System for Reinforced and Filled Poly(Phenylene Sulfide) (PPS) Injection Molding and Extrusion Materials Using ASTM Methods
D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics
D5630 Test Method for Ash Content in Plastics
D5937 Test Method for Determination of Tensile Properties and Test Conditions for Moulding and Extrusion Plastics
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

IEC and ISO Standards
ISO3167 Plastics--Multipurpose Test Specimens

UL Standards
UL94 Test for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances

NTIS Standards
AD297457 Procedures and Analytical Method for Determining Toxic Gases Produced by Synthetic Compounds

Military Standards
MIL-P-46174

Index Terms

line callout; plastic materials; poly(phenylene sulfide); recycled; Classification (standards)--plastics; Line call-out specifications--plastics; Molding/extrusion compounds/materials; Poly(phenylene sulfide)(PPS); Recycled plastics

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 83.020 (Manufacturing processes in the rubber and plastics industries)

DOI: 10.1520/D6358-11

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