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Standard Test Method for Impact Resistance of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Rigid Profiles by Means of a Falling Weight

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Standard Test Method for Impact Resistance of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Rigid Profiles by Means of a Falling Weight


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the energy required to crack or break rigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) profile under specified conditions of impact by means of a falling weight.

1.2 This test method is able to be used by itself or in conjunction with other methods of measuring PVC product toughness.

1.3 Because of the wide variety of profile sizes and shapes and the wide variety of manufacturing procedures and field abuse, this test method does not correlate universally with all types of abuse. Therefore, correlations must be established as needed.

1.4 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this standard.

1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.

Note 1--There is no equivalent or similar ISO standard.

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.


mpact resistance; profile toughness; PVC rigid profiles; ICS Number Code 83.140.01 (Rubber and plastic products in general)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

08.03 (Plastics (III): D5117 - latest; Reinforced Plastic Piping Systems and Chemical Equipment; Plastic Building Products)

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83.140.01 (Rubber and plastics products in general)

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Publication Date

July 10, 2000

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Test Method

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5 pages

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