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ASTM D2581

Standard Classification System for Polybutylene (PB) Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 10 August 2002
Status: inactive
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Other rubber and plastics products): 83.140.99
scope:

This classification system covers polybutylene plastics materials suitable for molding and extrusion.

This classification system allows for the use of those polybutylene plastic materials that can be recycled, reconstituted, and reground, provided the following conditions are met:

The requirements as stated in this classification system and other guideline pertaining to these materials are met, and

The material has not been modified in any way to alter its conformance to water contact regulations or other similar requirements.

The proportions of recycled, reconstituted, and regrind material used, as well as the nature and the amount of any contaminant, cannot be practically covered in this classification system. It is the responsibility of the supplier and buyer of recycled, reconstituted, and regrind materials to ensure compliance.

The properties included in this classification system are those required to characterize and classify the specific product. Other properties may be necessary to identify particular characteristics important to specialized applications. These may be specified by using suffixes as given in Section 5. Properties shall be selected in such a manner that consistency of different lots or shipments is assured. The tests involved in this classification system are intended to provide information for identifying materials in accordance with types and categories. It is not the function of this classification system to provide specific engineering data for design purposes.

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 should be made by those having expertise in the plastic field 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.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

NOTE 1 - ISO 8986 Parts 1 and 2 resemble this standard in title, but their content is significantly different.

The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods 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.

Document History

August 1, 2009
Standard Classification System for Polybutylene (PB) Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
This classification system covers polybutylene plastics materials suitable for molding and extrusion.  This classification system is applicable to all butene homopolymers and to copolymers of butene...
ASTM D2581
August 10, 2002
Standard Classification System for Polybutylene (PB) Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
This classification system covers polybutylene plastics materials suitable for molding and extrusion. This classification system allows for the use of those polybutylene plastic materials that can be...
June 10, 2001
Standard Specification for Polybutylene (PB) Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
Scope This specification provides for the identification of polybutylene plastics molding and extrusion materials in such manner that the manufacturer and the purchaser can agree on the acceptability...
August 10, 1996
Standard Specification for Polybutylene (PB) Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
1. Scope 1.1 This specification provides for the identification of polybutylene plastics molding and extrusion materials in such manner that the manufacturer and the purchaser can agree on the...
January 1, 1995
Standard Specification for Polybutylene (PB) Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
A description is not available for this item.
July 15, 1991
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR POLYBUTYLENE (PB) PLASTICS MOLDING AND EXTRUSION MATERIALS
A description is not available for this item.
October 31, 1980
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR POLYBUTYLENE (PB) PLASTICS MOLDING AND EXTRUSION MATERIALS (R 1987)
A description is not available for this item.
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