Historical Standard: ASTM D3678-97 Standard Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Interior-Profile Extrusions
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1.1 This specification establishes requirements for the material properties, including dimensional stability and extrusion quality, of rigid, poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) interior-profile extrusions. Methods for identifying interior-profile extrusions that comply with the requirements of this specification are provided.
1.2 Rigid PVC recycled plastic may be used in this product in accordance with the requirements in Sections 6 and 7.
1.3 Rigid PVC compounds for interior building product applications are covered in Specification D 1784.
1.4 Rigid PVC exterior profile extrusions for assembled windows and doors are covered in Specification D 4726.
1.5 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.
1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are given for information only.
Note 1Information with regard to application should be obtained from the manufacturers of the profiles.
Note 2There are no ISO standards covering the primary subject matter in this specification.1.7 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D696 Test Method for Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between -30C and 30C with a Vitreous Silica Dilatometer
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1042 Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Plastics Under Accelerated Service Conditions
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D1784 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
D2152 Test Method for Adequacy of Fusion of Extruded Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe and Molded Fittings by Acetone Immersion
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4726 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior-Profile Extrusions Used for Assembled Windows and Doors
D4968 Guide for Annual Review of Test Methods and Specifications for Plastics
D7209 Guide for Waste Reduction, Resource Recovery, and Use of Recycled Polymeric Materials and Products
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
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