ASTM International - ASTM D5740-11
Standard Guide for Writing Material Standards in the Classification D4000 Format
|Publication Date:||1 September 2011|
|ICS Code (Standardization. General rules):||01.120|
|ICS Code (Office machines):||35.260|
|ICS Code (Paper products):||85.080|
1.1 This classification system covers ___ materials suitable for _____________. The inclusion or exclusion of recycled plastics in this classification system must be addressed here.
1.2 The properties included in this standard are those required to identify the compositions covered. Other requirements necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specialized applications are to be specified by using suffixes as given in Section 5.
1.3 This classification system and subsequent line callout (specification) are intended to provide a means of calling out plastic materials used in the fabrication of end items or parts. It is not intended for the selection of materials. Material selection can be made by those having expertise in the plastic field only after careful consideration of the design and the performance required of the part, the environment to which it will be exposed, the fabrication process to be employed, the costs involved, and the inherent properties of the material other than those covered by this standard.
Note 1-Insert Note 1 here to show the appropriate ISO equivalency statement.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 11, of this classification system: 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.
This guide has been prepared to aid in the writing of material standards using the Classification D 4000 format.