This part of ISO 15103 specifies the methods of preparation of test specimens and the test methods to be
used in determining the properties of poly(phenylene ether) moulding and extrusion materials. Requirements
for handling test material and for conditioning both the test material before moulding and the specimens
before testing are given here.
Procedures and conditions are described for the preparation of test specimens, and procedures for measuring
properties of the materials from which these specimens are made are given. Properties and test methods
which are suitable and necessary to characterize poly(phenylene ether) moulding and extrusion materials are
The properties have been selected from the general test methods in ISO 10350-1:1998. Other test methods in
wide use for, or of particular significance to, these moulding and extrusion materials are also included in this
part of ISO 15103, as are the designatory properties specified in ISO 15103-1.
In order to obtain reproducible and comparable test results, it is necessary to use the methods of specimen
preparation and conditioning, the specimen dimensions and the test procedures specified herein. Values
determined will not necessarily be identical to those obtained using specimens of different dimensions or
prepared using different procedures.