1.1 This part of ISO 1622 establishes a system of designation for polystyrene thermoplastic material, which
may be used as the basis for specifications.
1.2 The types of polystyrene plastics are differentiated from each other by a classification system based on
appropriate levels of the designatory properties
a) Vicat softening temperature and
b) melt volume-flow rate
and on information about the intended application and/or method of processing, important properties, additives
1.3 This part of ISO 1622 is applicable to all amorphous polystyrene homopolymers.
It applies to materials ready for normal use, unmodified or modified by colorants, additives, fillers, etc.
This part of ISO 1622 does not apply to expanded polystyrene, styrene copolymers, homopolymers of
substituted styrene or those modified with other polymers such as elastomers.
1.4 It is not intended to imply that materials having the same designation give necessarily the same
performance. This part of ISO 1622 does not provide engineering data, performance data or data on processing
conditions which might be required to specify a material for a particular application and/or method of processing.
If such additional properties are required, they shall be determined in accordance with the test methods
specified in Part 2 of this International Standard, if suitable.
1.5 In order to specify a thermoplastic material for a particular application or to ensure reproducible processing,
additional requirements may be given in data block 5 (see 3.1).