Bibliography

Standards

AAMA 303: Voluntary Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior Profile Extrusions.

AAMA 304: Voluntary Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Exterior Profiles Capped with ASA or ASA/PVC Blends.

AAMA xxxx: Voluntary Specification for Performance of Exterior Walking Surface Plank Systems (currently waiting final approval).

AAMA xxxx: Voluntary Specification for Performance of Guardrail Systems (currently waiting final approval).

AAMA xxxx: Voluntary Specification for Performance of Guardrail Systems (currently waiting final approval).

AAMA/NWWDA 101/I.S.2: Voluntary Specifications for Aluminum, Vinyl (PVC) and Wood Windows and Glass Doors

ASTM D1042: Standard Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Plastics Under Accelerated Service Conditions.

ASTM D256: Test Methods for Determining the Pendulum Impact Resistance of Notched Specimens of Plastics.

ASTM D635: Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position

ASTM D618: Standard Practice for Conditioning of Plastics for Testing.

ASTM D638: Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

ASTM D648: Standard Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics under flexural load.

ASTM D696: Standard Test Method for Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between -30°C and 30°C With a Vitreous Silica Dilatometer.

ASTM D790: Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics.

ASTM D792: Test Methods for Specific Gravity (relative density) and density of plastics by displacement.

ASTM D1435: Standard Practice for Outdoor Weathering of Plastics.

ASTM D1600: Standard Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics.

ASTM D1784: Standard Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds.

ASTM D2444: Standard Test Method for Determination of the Impact Resistance of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings by Means of a Tup (Falling Weight).

ASTM D4726: Standard Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior- Profile Extrusions Used for Assembled Windows and Doors.

ASTM E108: Test Method for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings.

ASTM E1481: Standard Terminology of Railing Systems and Rails for Building.

ASTM E330: Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtainwalls and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.

ASTM E831: Standard Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials by Thermomechanical Analysis.

ASTM F1679: Standard Test Method for Using a Variable Incidence Tribometer (VIT).

ASTM F964: Standard Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior Profiles Used for Fencing.

ASTM G26: Standard Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Xenon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials.

ASTM xxxx: Standard Practice for Installation of Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Fence Systems (currently waiting final approval).

References

Workbench magazine, April 1999, "Decking Options"

Window & Door magazine, June/July 1999, "Vinyl Fencing, Deck, and Railings: An Attractive Opportunity for Manufacturers, Distributors, and Dealers"

Chicago Tribune, May 1, 1999, "Low-Maintenance Vinyl Has Merit for Fences"

Today's Homeowner magazine, July /August 1998, "Decking Decisions"