ASTM International - ASTM E2015-99
Standard Guide for Preparation of Plastics and Polymeric Specimens for Microstructural Examination
|Publication Date:||10 May 1999|
|ICS Code (Other rubber and plastics products):||83.140.99|
1.1 This guide covers recommended procedures and guidelines for the preparation of plastic and polymeric specimens for microstructural examination by light and electron microscopy.
1.2 This guide is applicable to most semi-rigid and rigid plastics, including engineering plastics. This guide is also applicable to some non-rigid plastics.
1.3 The procedures and guidelines presented in this guide are those which generally produce satisfactory specimens. This guide does not describe the variations in techniques required to solve individual problems.
1.4 Many detailed descriptions of grinding and polishing of plastics and polymers are available (1-7).
1.5 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.