ASTM D1248 - 16 - Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable

ASTM D1248 - 16

Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable

Status : Current   Published : November 2016



1.1 This specification provides for the identification of polyethylene plastics extrusion materials for wire and cable in such a manner that the seller and the purchaser can agree on the acceptability of different commercial lots or shipments. The tests involved in this specification are intended to provide information for identifying materials according to the types, classes, categories, and grades covered. It is not the function of this specification to provide specific engineering data for design purposes.

1.2 This specification does not allow for the use of recycled plastics (see Note 3).

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4  The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 12, of this specification: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.

Note 1:  There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

Note 2:  This standard has undergone major revision from the reapproval of 1989 and now covers only polyethylene for wire and cable applications. For information regarding molding and extrusion materials, see Specification D4976. For information regarding plastic pipe materials, see Specification D3350.

Note 3:  See Guide D7209and 3.1.2 of this standard for information and definitions related to recycled plastics.

Standard NumberASTM D1248 - 16
TitleStandard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
Publication Date15 November 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Polyethylene classification system, Polyethylene for wire and cable, Polyethylene plastics, Wire and cable insulations and jackets
File Size143 KB

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