ASTM D6108 - 19 - Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Plastic Lumber and Shapes

ASTM D6108 - 19

Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Plastic Lumber and Shapes

Status : Current   Published : May 2019



1.1 This test method covers the determination of the mechanical properties of plastic lumber and shapes, when the entire cross-section is loaded in compression at relatively low uniform rates of straining or loading. Test specimens in the “as-manufactured” form are employed. As such, this is a test method for evaluating the properties of plastic lumber or shapes as a product and not a material property test method.

1.2 Plastic lumber and plastic shapes are currently made predominantly with recycled plastics. However, this test method would also be applicable to similar manufactured plastic products made from virgin resins, or where the product is non-homogenous in the cross-section.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.4  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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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

1.5  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM D6108 - 19
TitleStandard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Plastic Lumber and Shapes
Publication Date01 May 2019
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 compressive properties, Stress at a given strain, Secant modulus, Recycled plastic, Plastic shapes, Plastic lumber, Modulus of elasticity, Compressive strength, Compressive properties, stress at a given strain, secant modulus, recycled plastic, plastic shapes, plastic lumber, modulus of elasticity, compressive strength, compressive properties
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