ASTM D3301-00(2005)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D3301-00(2005) Standard Specification for File Folders for Storage of Permanent Records (Withdrawn 2010)

    Developed by Subcommittee: D06.92

    WITHDRAWN, NO REPLACEMENT

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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This specification covers file folders used in the storage of records and documents that are expected to have maximum, or substantial, life expectancy.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D06 on Paper and Paper Products, this specification was withdrawn in August 2010 due to a lack of interest in properties-based specifications for paper.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers file folders used in the storage of records and documents that are expected to have maximum, or substantial, life expectancy.

    1.2 It has been shown (, , , , ) that the life expectancy of paper is at least an approximate function of the pH of an aqueous extract of the paper. Three pH levels, reflecting three levels of life expectancy, are specified.

    1.3 The following would be expected to contribute significantly to the life and usefulness of folders: the use of folders with controlled acidity, or of folders manufactured under neutral or alkaline conditions, especially with an alkaline filler, such as calcium carbonate, that absorbs acidic gases from the atmosphere and can neutralize acidic materials formed during aging.

    1.4 This specification is based on fiber sources used in the production of paper that contains no more than 1 % lignin, for papers used in archives, libraries, and other permanent records. However, under proper conditions, (see ), fiber sources containing more than 1 % lignin may be employed for many other end uses in paper for records that are required to have a substantial life expectancy.

    1.5 As indicated in Appendix and , this specification may be used as a guide.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ISO Standard

    ISO9706 Paper for Documents--Specifications for Permanence--Normative Annex--Special instructions for determining kappa number

    ASTM Standards

    D585 Practice for Sampling and Accepting a Single Lot of Paper, Paperboard, Fiberboard, and Related Product

    D646 Test Method for Grammage of Paper and Paperboard (Mass Per Unit Area)

    D1030 Test Method for Fiber Analysis of Paper and Paperboard

    D1968 Terminology Relating to Paper and Paper Products

    D3424 Practice for Evaluating the Relative Lightfastness and Weatherability of Printed Matter

    D4714 Test Method for Determination of Effect of Moist Heat (50 % Relative Humidity and 90C) on Properties of Paper and Board

    D4988 Test Method for Determination of Alkalinity of Paper as Calcium Carbonate (Alkaline Reserve of Paper)

    D5625 Test Method for Measuring Length, Width, and Squareness of Sheeted Paper and Paper Products

    D5634 Guide for Selection of Permanent and Durable Offset and Book Papers

    TAPPI Standards

    T544 Effect of Moist Heat on Properties of Paper and Board

    ANSI Standard

    IT9.16 American National Standard for Imaging Media--Photographic Activity Test


    DOI: 10.1520/D3301-00R05

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