Among tests for electrical and dimensional (temperature) stability, includes methods for tensile characteristics.
This specification covers extruded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) rod, heavy-walled tubing, and basic shapes manufactured from the PTFE resin of Specification D 4894 and reprocessed PTFE resin (as defined in Guides D 5033 and D 7209).
The specification covers all sizes of rod, tubing, and basic shapes with a wall thickness of 1.6 mm (1/16 in.) or greater. These materials must be made wholly from PTFE and produced in accordance with good commercial ram extrusion practices.
Note 1—This specification and ISO/DIS 13000-1 (1997) and ISO/DIS 13000-2 (1997) differ in approach, however, data obtained using either are technically equivalent.
Note 2—For compression molded PTFE materials, see Specification D 3294. Material that can be certified to Specification D 3294 may be substituted for Specification D 1710, however the reverse in not true.