Standard Test Method for Determination of Tensile Properties of Moulding and Extrusion Plastics
|Publication Date:||10 June 1996|
|ICS Code (Thermoplastic materials):||83.080.20|
1.1 This test method specifies the test conditions for determining the tensile properties of moulding and extrusion plastics.
1.2 This test method is selectively suitable for use with the following range of materials:
1.2.1 Rigid and semirigid thermoplastics moulding, extrusion and cast materials, including compounds filled and reinforced by, for example, short fibers, small rods, plates, or granules, but excluding textile fibers, in addition to unfilled types,
1.2.2 Rigid and semirigid thermosetting moulding and cast materials, including filled and reinforced compounds, but excluding textile fibers as reinforcement, and
1.2.3 Thermotropic liquid crystal polymers.
1.3 This test method is not suitable for use with materials reinforced by textile fibers with rigid cellular materials or sandwich structures containing cellular material.
1.4 This test method is applied using specimens that may be either moulded to the chosen dimensions or machined, cut, or punched from injection- or compression-moulded plates. The multipurpose test specimen is preferred (see ISO 3167:1993 (Specification D 5936)).
1.5 This test method is identical to ISO 527-2. This standard is comparable to Test Method D 638 but neither standard should be substituted for the other. The two standards may differ with respect to test specimen dimensions, test specimen conditioning, test equipment, testing conditions, etc. The two methods may not give the same results.
1.6 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.