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ASTM D1600

Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 January 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 11
ICS Code (Plastics in general): 83.080.01
ICS Code (Rubber and plastics industries (Vocabularies)): 01.040.83
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The purpose of this terminology is to provide uniform contractions of terms relating to plastics. Abbreviated terminology has evolved through widespread common usage. This compilation has been prepared to avoid both the occurrence of more than one abbreviated term for a given plastics term and multiple meanings for abbreviated terms.

The scope of these abbreviated terms includes plastics terms pertaining to composition and relating to type or kind according to mode of preparation or principle distinguishing characteristics. Also included are abbreviated terms for terms relating to copolymers, blends and alloys of plastics, and additives such as plasticizers, fillers, etc.

NOTE 1-A code relating to the composition of rubbers is given in Practice D1418.

No attempt is made here to systematize formally a shorthand terminology for polymers. Terminology, including nomenclature, codes, symbols, and formula designations for use in scientific literature in the field of natural and synthetic polymers, are being studied and standardized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.2

These abbreviated terms are by no means all-inclusive of plastics terminology. They represent, in general, those terms that have come into established use. Since it is recognized that abbreviated terms serve no useful purpose unless they are generally accepted and used, no attempt has been made to establish a rigorous code for devising standard abbreviated terms. This would result in awkward departures from established usage of existing and accepted abbreviated terms and lead to cumbersome combinations in the future, which would not be likely to receive widespread acceptance. The abbreviated terms now in use have grown naturally out of the need for convenient, readily comprehended shorthand for long chemical names. This process can be expected to continue along the natural lines of least resistance and will serve as a basis for further standardization as the need arises. A general guide for the preparation of abbreviated terms appears desirable, however, to facilitate more organized and uniform standardization in the future. An appendix is attached, which suggests a uniform way to prepare abbreviated terms.

Note that the uppercase letter F should be used to designate phosphate and that other elements may also be designated F.

An abbreviated term (FR) and code numbers are provided to identify classes of materials used as flame retardants added to plastics. The system is provided for use in situations where marking of plastics products is desired.

NOTE 2-Many of the abbreviated terms, codes, numbers, and symbols in ISO 1043 parts 1 through 4 and in ISO/DIS 1043-4 are the same as the corresponding item in ASTM D1600. D1600 includes a number of abbreviated terms that are not in ISO 1043.

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.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard

Document History

ASTM D1600
January 1, 2018
Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
The purpose of this terminology is to provide uniform contractions of terms relating to plastics. Abbreviated terminology has evolved through widespread common usage. This compilation has been...
February 1, 2014
Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
The purpose of this terminology is to provide uniform contractions of terms relating to plastics. Abbreviated terminology has evolved through widespread common usage. This compilation has been...
April 15, 2013
Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
The purpose of this terminology is to provide uniform contractions of terms relating to plastics. Abbreviated terminology has evolved through widespread common usage. This compilation has been...
March 1, 2008
Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
The purpose of this terminology is to provide uniform contractions of terms relating to plastics. Abbreviated terminology has evolved through widespread common usage. This compilation has been...
May 1, 2007
Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
The purpose of this terminology is to provide uniform contractions of terms relating to plastics. Abbreviated terminology has evolved through widespread common usage. This compilation has been...
November 10, 1999
Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
1. Scope * 1.1 The purpose of this terminology is to provide uniform contractions of terms relating to plastics. Abbreviated terminology has evolved through widespread common usage. This compilation...
August 10, 1998
Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
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September 10, 1997
Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
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November 10, 1995
Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
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June 15, 1995
STANDARD TERMINOLOGY FOR ABBREVIATED TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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March 15, 1994
STANDARD TERMINOLOGY FOR ABBREVIATED TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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February 15, 1994
STANDARD TERMINOLOGY FOR ABBREVIATED TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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May 15, 1993
STANDARD TERMINOLOGY FOR ABBREVIATED TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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October 15, 1992
STANDARD TERMINOLOGY FOR ABBREVIATED TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS (E1-1993)
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June 15, 1992
STANDARD TERMINOLOGY FOR ABBREVIATED TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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November 15, 1991
STANDARD TERMINOLOGY FOR ABBREVIATED TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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March 15, 1991
STANDARD TERMINOLOGY RELATING TO ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, AND CODES FOR TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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June 29, 1990
STANDARD TERMINOLOGY RELATING TO ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, AND CODES FOR TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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December 29, 1989
STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, AND CODES FOR TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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October 31, 1986
STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS OF TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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February 1, 1983
STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS OF TERMS RELATING TO PLASTICS
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