ASTM D1508 - 12

    Standard Test Method for Carbon Black, Pelleted Fines and Attrition

    Active Standard ASTM D1508 | Developed by Subcommittee: D24.51

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Method A, Fines—The fines content of carbon black is related to the bulk flowability, dustiness, and, in some instances, the level of dispersion. Due to the many other variables that influence dispersion and handling, the significance of fines content must be determined by the user.

    4.2 Method B, Attrition—By comparing the percent fines and attrition, an indication can be obtained of pellet stability and the amount of fines that may be created by pellet degradation in conveying, handling or transit.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the fines and attrition of pelleted carbon black.

    1.2 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

    D1511 Test Method for Carbon Black--Pellet Size Distribution

    D1799 Practice for Carbon Black--Sampling Packaged Shipments

    D1900 Practice for Carbon Black--Sampling Bulk Shipments

    D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries

    D5817 Practice for Carbon Black, Pelleted--Reduction, Blending, and Drying of Gross Samples for Testing

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.040.20 (Rubber compounding ingredients)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12171603(Carbon black)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D1508-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D1508-12, Standard Test Method for Carbon Black, Pelleted Fines and Attrition, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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