ASTM WK40304

    New Test Method for Test Method for Phthalate detection

    (What is a Work Item?)

    Developed by Subcommittee: D11.40.04 | Committee D11 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    Pthalate detection in polymeric products. (is medical devices, toys, school supplies)

    Currently product is being tested by an EPA test method that is meant to be used on water and soil, and it is not accurate for products containing pvc.


    Phthalate, PVC (poly vinyl chloride)The following phthales and their acronymns:BBP - Butyl benzyl phthalate, DEHP or DOP Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthlate, DIDPDi-isodecyl phalate, DBPDi-n-butyl phthalate, DnHPDi-n-hexyl phthalate, DINP-Diisononyl phthalate, DOTP Dioctyl terephthalate:

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Margaret Stephens

    Draft Under Development