The physical, performance, and health effects requirements in
this Standard apply to thermoplastic and thermoset plastic piping
system components, including but not limited to pipes, fittings,
valves, joining materials, gaskets, and appurtenances. The
established physical, performance, and health effects requirements
also apply to materials (resin or blended compounds) and
ingredients used to manufacture plastic piping system components.
This Standard provides definitions and requirements for materials,
ingredients, products, quality assurance, marking, and
This Standard establishes minimum physical, performance, and
health effects requirements for plastic piping system components
and related materials. These criteria were established for the
protection of public health and the environment.