Standard Terminology Relating to Plastics
|Publication Date:||1 May 2007|
|ICS Code (Plastics in general):||83.080.01|
|ICS Code (Rubber and plastics industries (Vocabularies)):||01.040.83|
This terminology covers definitions of technical terms used in the plastics industry. Terms that are generally understood or adequately defined in other readily available sources are not included.
When a term is used in an ASTM document for which Committee D20 is responsible it is included only when judged, after review, by Subcommittee D20.92 to be a generally usable term.
Definitions that are identical to those published by another standards body are identified with the abbreviation of the name of the organization; for example, IUPAC is the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
A definition is a single sentence with additional information included in discussion notes. It is reviewed every 5 years; the year of last review is appended.
For literature related to plastics terminology, see Appendix X1.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.