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Standards for Evaluating Plastics

Reviewing the Standards directly related to the evaluation of polymeric materials.

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The following Standards are directly related to the evaluation of polymeric materials.

Standard

Title

UL 94

Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances

UL 746A

Polymeric Materials, Short-Term Property Evaluations

UL 746B

Polymeric Materials, Long-Term Property Evaluations

UL 746C

Polymeric Materials, Use in Electrical Equipment Evaluations
File Review Guidelines

UL 746D

Polymeric Materials — Fabricated Parts

UL 746E

Polymeric Materials — Industrial Laminates, Filament Wound Tubing, Vulcanized Fibre, and Materials Used in Printed Wiring Boards

UL 1694

Tests for Flammability of Small Polymeric Component Materials

The following are IEC standards, which are used worldwide and are based on UL Standards.

Standard

Title

IEC 6095-10-2

Fire hazard testing — Part 10. Guidance and test methods for the minimization of the effects of abnormal heat on electrotechnical products involved in fires — Section 2. Method for testing products made from nonmetallic materials for resistance to heat using the ball pressure test.

IEC 60695-2-10

Fire hazard testing — Part 2-10. Glowing/hot wire-based test methods — Glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure.

IEC 60695-2-11

Fire hazard testing — Part 2-11. Glowing/hot wire-based test methods — Glow-wire flammability test method for end products.

IEC 60695-2-12

Fire hazard testing — Part 2-12. Glowing/hot wire-based test methods — Glow-wire flammability test method for materials.

IEC 60695-2-13

Fire hazard testing — Part 2-13. Glowing/hot wire-based test methods — Glow-wire ignitability test method for materials.

IEC 60695-2-20

Fire hazard testing — Part 2. Glowing/hot wire-based test methods — Section 20. Hot-wire coil ignitability test on materials.

IEC 60695-2-3

Fire hazard testing — Part 2. Test methods. Bad-connection test with heaters.

IEC 60695-2-2

Fire hazard testing — Part 2. Test methods – Section 2. Needle-flame test.

IEC 60695-11-10

Fire hazard testing — Part 11-10. Test flames — 50 W horizontal and vertical flame-test methods.

IEC 60695-11-20

Fire hazard testing – Part 11-20. Test flames — 500 W flame-test methods.

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