ASTM C1606 - 10(2014)

    Standard Test Method for Sampling Protocol for TCLP Testing of Container Glassware

    Active Standard ASTM C1606 | Developed by Subcommittee: C21.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Sampling of decorated glass containers for the TCLP can vary greatly, resulting from the size and shape of the article relative to the amount of ceramic decoration on the ware. Breaking the glass can cause some of the pieces to have no decoration on them, and others to be heavily decorated and more likely to leach lead and cadmium under the TCLP test. This method provides an effective tool to homogenize the glass containers so that reproducible results can be attained from the TCLP test.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method defines the way in which container glassware should be prepared before performing the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP). The method covers the homogenization of the sample, and the selection of a representative portion of the sample to test and get reproducible results.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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 to 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

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.040.30 (Glass products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30171700(Glass products)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C1606-10R14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C1606-10(2014), Standard Test Method for Sampling Protocol for TCLP Testing of Container Glassware, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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