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D618

Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

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Publication Date: 15 July 2021
Status: active
Page Count: 4
ICS Code (Plastics and rubber insulating materials): 29.035.20
scope:

In general, the physical and electrical properties of plastics are influenced by temperature and relative humidity in a manner that materially affects test results. In order to make reliable comparisons between different materials and between different laboratories, it is necessary to standardize the humidity conditions, as well as the temperature, to which specimens of these materials are subjected prior to and during testing. This practice defines procedures for conditioning plastics (although not necessarily to equilibrium) prior to testing, and the conditions under which they shall be tested.

For some materials, it is possible that a material specification exists that requires the use of this practice, but with some procedural modifications. The material specification takes precedence over this practice. Refer to the material specification before using this practice. Table 1 in Classification D4000 lists the ASTM material specifications that currently exist.

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

NOTE 1-This standard and ISO 291 address the same subject matter, but differ in technical content. ISO 291 describes only two temperature and humidity conditions for conditioning or testing, or both.

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

D618
July 15, 2021
Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
In general, the physical and electrical properties of plastics are influenced by temperature and relative humidity in a manner that materially affects test results. In order to make reliable...
June 1, 2013
Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
In general, the physical and electrical properties of plastics are influenced by temperature and relative humidity in a manner that materially affects test results. In order to make reliable...
November 1, 2008
Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
In general, the physical and electrical properties of plastics are influenced by temperature and relative humidity in a manner that materially affects test results. In order to make reliable...
November 1, 2005
Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
(Footnote *) In general, the physical and electrical properties of plastics are influenced by temperature and relative humidity in a manner that materially affects test results. In order that...
November 10, 2000
Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
1. Scope 1.1 In general, the physical and electrical properties of plastics are influenced by temperature and relative humidity in a manner that materially affects test results. In order that...
November 10, 1999
Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
1. Scope * 1.1 In general, the physical and electrical properties of plastics are influenced by temperature and relative humidity in a manner that materially affects test results. In order that...
September 10, 1996
Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1995
Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials for Testing
A description is not available for this item.
September 18, 1961
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR CONDITIONING PLASTICS AND ELECTRICAL INSULATING MATERIALS FOR TESTING (R 1990) (E1-1990)
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