This specification covers two types of plastic cement for use in portland cement-based plasters for exterior (stucco) and interior application.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Values in SI units shall be obtained by measurement in SI units or by appropriate conversion, using the Rules for Conversion and Rounding given in IEEE/ASTM SI 10, of measurements made in other units.
The text of this standard refers to notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to Sections 14 and 15. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. (Warning - Fresh hydraulic cementitious mixtures are caustic and may cause chemical burns to skin and tissue upon prolonged exposure.)(Footnote 2)
Footnote 2 - Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 04.01. See the section on Safety Precautions in the Manual of Cement Testing.