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Significance and Use
This test method will quantify the water absorption characteristics of cellular elastomeric gaskets and sealing materials. It is a test that enables the specifier to exercise engineering judgment in the selection of materials.
1.1 This test method covers those cellular elastomeric compounds that are manufactured in preformed shapes such as gaskets, and that are used as compression seals for glazing purposes and as sealing materials in other applications in building construction.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants
D3182 Practice for Rubber--Materials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)
ASTM C1083-06(2011), Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Cellular Elastomeric Gaskets and Sealing Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top