ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

ASTM Standard covers polyester composition floor tile.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
January 21, 2013 - ASTM F2982, Specification for Polyester Composition Floor Tile, covers a new type of resilient flooring tile product that is based on a polyester binder. Among requirements detailed in ASTM F2982 are materials and manufacture information, mechanical properties, and dimensions/permissible variations. Performance Requirements section covers deflection; dimensional stability; resistance to chemicals, heat, and light stability; and static load limit.

First Polyester Composition Tile Standard Developed by ASTM Resilient Floor Covering Committee

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: January 11, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —A recently published ASTM International standard covers a new type of resilient flooring tile product based on a polyester binder. ASTM F2982, Specification for Polyester Composition Floor Tile, was developed by Subcommittee F06.80 on Specifications, part of ASTM International Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings.

“ASTM F2982 sets forth an explicit set of compositional and performance requirements for polyester-based flooring tile,” says Tom Erisman, chairman of F06.80 and a senior research scientist at Armstrong World Industries, a manufacturer of a polyester composition floor tile. “Flooring tiles covered by the specification will be manufactured to consistently meet customer’s needs and the stringent demands of commercial environments.”

ASTM F2982 covers polyester composition floor tile for use in commercial, light commercial or residential flooring applications. Tile covered by the specification may be either smooth or embossed.

Among the requirements detailed in ASTM F2982 are materials and manufacture information, mechanical properties and dimensions/permissible variations. The Performance Requirements section of the standard covers:
• Deflection;
• Dimensional stability;
• Resistance to chemicals, heat and light stability; and
• Static load limit.

“Development of the polyester binder followed important principles of green chemistry, life cycle assessment and design for the environment,” says Erisman. “The product provides a PVC- and phthalate-free flooring option for building spaces in education, healthcare, retail, office and other commercial/institutional segments."

All interested parties are welcome to participate in the standards developing activities of the subcommittee. With the completion of ASTM F2982, F06.80 has begun developing the following proposed specifications:
• ASTM WK10811, Specification for Cork Tile Flooring;
• ASTM WK35736, Specification for Bonded Rubber Crumb Floor Coverings; and
• ASTM WK36371, Specification for Polyolefin Composition Floor Tile.

To purchase ASTM standards, visit and search by the standard designation, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 877-909-ASTM; ASTM International welcomes participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

For more news in this sector, visit or follow us on Twitter @ASTMProductsRec.

ASTM Committee F06 Next Meeting: May 22-23, 2013, May Committee Week, Indianapolis, Ind.

Technical Contact: Thomas Erisman, Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, Pa., Phone: 717-396-5354;
ASTM Staff Contact: Stephen Mawn, Phone: 610-832-9726;
ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603;                           

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 Visit Green and Clean Blog
  Latest from the Green and Clean Blog
 See more product news in:
Green & Clean
 More New Product News from this company:
ASTM Workshop to address additives in biomedical polymers.
Oil Training Course examines sampling, testing, evaluation.
Radiant Barrier Systems Standards approved by ASTM committee.
Training Course addresses hazards in oxygen systems.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
ASTM/NIBS Workshop on Building Science Education in North America
Fatigue and Fracture of Metallic Medical Materials and Devices
ASTM International Compilation on Silica and Associated Respirable Mineral Particles
Guidance for Potential Solar Photovoltaic Investors to Be Provided in Proposed ASTM Standard
Test for Sustained Air Performance of Central Vacuum Cleaning Units Approved as ASTM Standard
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address