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Section 8 - Plastics

This sections contains 706 standards.

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[Vol. 08.01] - Plastics (I): D 256 - D 3159

Published annually in June. This volume contains 133 standards. These 3 volumes feature over 400 plastics-related standards. Plastics test methods establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties. Specifications fix standard property requirements for thermoplastic, thermosetting, and reinforced thermosetting materials. Others cover film and sheeting, and cellular plastics. Tests, specifications, and practices that pertain to environmentally degradable plastics, compostable plastics, biobased products, plastic building products, recycled plastics, plastic lumber, and specimen preparation appear as well.

[Vol. 08.02] - Plastics (II): D 3222 - D 5083

Published annually in June. This volume contains 129 standards. These 3 volumes feature over 420 plastics-related standards. Plastics test methods establish standard procedures for assessing physical, mechanical, optical, permanence, and thermal properties. Specifications fix standard property requirements for thermoplastic, thermosetting, and reinforced thermosetting materials. Others cover film and sheeting, and cellular plastics. Tests, specifications, and practices that pertain to environmentally degradable plastics, compostable plastics, biobased products, plastic building products, recycled plastics, plastic lumber, and specimen preparation appear as well.

[Vol. 08.03] - Plastics (III): D 5117 - latest

Ships annually in July. This volume contains 215 standards.

[Vol. 08.04] - Plastic Pipe and Building Products

Published annually in January. This volume contains 239 standards. Half of the standards in this volume are specifications that establish standard property requirements for plastic pipe, tubing, and fittings, including ABS, CPVC, PB, PVC, polyethylene, reinforced thermosetting, and styrene-rubber. Also included are specifications for joints and seals and solvent cement. It also includes practices that define appropriate installation procedures, and concludes with specifications and accompanying test procedures for building products such as PVC windows.