UL 746B:2018 Polymeric Materials一Long Term Property Evaluations.
1.1 These requirements cover long-term test procedures to be used for the evaluation of materials used for parts intended for specific applications in end products.
1.2 Together with the Standards mentioned in Supplementary Test Procedures, Section 3, these investigations provide data with respect to the physical, electrical, flammability, thermal, and other properties of the materials under consideration and are intended to provide guidance for the material manufacturer, the molder, the end-product manufacturer, safety engineers, and other interested parties.
2.1 Any undated reference to a code or standard appearing in the requirements of this standard shall be
interpreted as referring to the latest edition of that code or standard.
3 Supplementary Test Procedures
3.1 The Standard for Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances, UL
94, covers flammability of polymeric materials used for parts in devices and appliances. The Standard for Polymeric Materials — Short Term Property Evaluations, UL 746A, contains short-term test procedures to be used for the evaluation of materials used for parts intended for specific applications in electrical end products. The Standard for Polymeric Materials — Fabricated Parts, UL 746D, contains requirements for traceability and performance of parts molded and fabricated from polymeric materials.
3.2 Programs for the investigation of material part modifications, such as the plating of plastics or the use of flame-retardant paints, are contained in the Standard for Polymeric Materials — Use in Electrical Equipment Evaluations, UL 746C.
3.3 Data concerning the effect of various environments and contaminants upon the properties of materials can also be obtained through standard test procedures. The more commonly used procedures are briefly described in the Standard for Polymeric Materials — Short Term Evaluations, UL 746A.
3.4 Test procedures are provided in the Standard for Polymeric Materials — Use in Electrical Equipment
Evaluation, UL 746C, for the evaluation of polymeric materials in specific applications in end products.
These test procedures include references to the data obtained from the standard property tests as well as other practical means of evaluation.
3.5 Requirements for materials that have been modified to match the requirements of a specific application, including the use of recycled and regrind materials, the use of additives and colorants, and the blending of two or more materials, are described in the Standard for Polymeric Materials — Fabricated Parts, UL 746D.UL 746B pdf download.