ASTM C1083 - 06(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Cellular Elastomeric Gaskets and Sealing Materials

    Active Standard ASTM C1083 | Developed by Subcommittee: C24.73

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.07


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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. Scope

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/C1083-06R11

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