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Significance and Use
4.1 These two test methods are provided for evaluating the quality of annealing. These test methods can be used in the quality control of glass containers or other products made of similar glass compositions, where the degree of annealing must be verified to ensure quality products. These test methods apply to glass containers manufactured from commercial soda-lime-silica glass compositions.
1.1 These test methods describe the determination of relative optical retardation associated with the state of anneal of glass containers. Two alternative test methods are covered as follows:
Test Method A—Comparison with Reference
6 to 9
Test Method B—Determination with Polarimeter
10 to 12
1.2 Test Method A is useful in determining retardations less than 150 nm, while Test Method B is useful in determining retardations less than 565 nm.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 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.
C162 Terminology of Glass and Glass Products
C224 Practice for Sampling Glass Containers
C1426 Practices for Verification and Calibration of Polarimeters
ICS Number Code 81.040.30 (Glass products)
UNSPSC Code 30171700(Glass products); 41115314(Polarimeters)
ASTM C148-14, Standard Test Methods for Polariscopic Examination of Glass Containers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top