ASTM F735 - 11 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Transparent Plastics and Coatings Using the Oscillating Sand Method
Plastic materials, when used as transparencies, covers, or enclosures, are subject to wiping, cleaning, or other types of rubbing actions that cause abrasion. It is the intent of this test method to provide a means of estimating the resistance of such materials to this type and degree of abrasion.
1.1 This test method determines the resistance of transparent plastics and transparent coatings utilized in windows or viewing ports, to surface abrasion using oscillating sand.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.2.1 Exception—The inch-pound units in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)
C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D1003 Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
abrader; abrasion; haze; oscillation; plastic; strokes ; transmission; transparent; Abrasion resistance--aerospace materials; Aerospace transparent enclosures; Oscillating sand method; Resistance--aircraft/aerospace materials; Sand; Transparent coatings
ICS Number Code 25.220.60 (Organic coatings)
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