Quality Testing and Standards

Testing Standard Test
D256
To determine Izod impact properties
D618
Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D635
Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
D638
To determine tensile properties
D648
To determine heat distortion temperature
D696
Test Method for Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between Ø30°C and 30°C with a Vitreous Silica Dilatometer
D790
To determine flexural properties
D792
To determine specific gravity
D883
Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1435
Practice for Outdoor Weathering of Plastics
D1600
Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D1784
Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
D1898
Practice for Sampling of Plastics
D2240
To determine Shore hardness values
D2244
Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinate
D2565
Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications
D4216
Material Class Number1-32333-3. To establish Cell Classification of PVC material. Illusions compounds have higher cell classification because one or more properties are superior to those used in standard acceptable compounds
D4226
Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Rigid Poly-(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Building Products
D4726
Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride)(PVC) Exterior-Profile Extrusions Used for Assembled Windows and Doors
E-84-04
Used to determine the flame spread value of PVC material; Illusions® burn rate is significantly lower than allowed value