ASTM D3489 - 11

    Standard Test Methods for Microcellular Urethane Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D3489 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.02


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    Significance and Use

    Tests made on materials herein prescribed can be of considerable value in comparing physical properties of different materials, in controlling manufacturing processes, and as a basis for writing specifications.

    Before proceeding with these test methods, reference should be made to the specification of the material being tested. Any test specimen preparation, conditioning, or dimensions, or combination thereof, and testing parameters covered in the materials specification shall take precedence over those mentioned in these test methods. If there are no material specifications, then the default conditions apply.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the preparation of a standard-size test sample and basic tests for physical property determinations of microcellular urethane materials.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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. Note 1&8212;There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.


    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

    D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics

    D395 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Compression Set

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension

    D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven

    D575 Test Methods for Rubber Properties in Compression

    D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

    D1052 Test Method for Measuring Rubber Deterioration--Cut Growth Using Ross Flexing Apparatus

    D1622 Test Method for Apparent Density of Rigid Cellular Plastics

    D1630 Test Method for Rubber Property--Abrasion Resistance (Footwear Abrader)

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    D2584 Test Method for Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins

    D2632 Test Method for Rubber Property--Resilience by Vertical Rebound

    D3040 Practice for Preparing Precision Statements for Standards Related to Rubber and Rubber Testing

    D3137 Test Method for Rubber Property--Hydrolytic Stability

    D3389 Test Method for Coated Fabrics Abrasion Resistance (Rotary Platform Abrader)

    D3574 Test Methods for Flexible Cellular Materials--Slab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams

    D3768 Test Method for Microcellular Urethanes--Flexural Recovery

    D3769 Test Method for Microcellular Urethanes--High-Temperature Sag

    G195 Guide for Conducting Wear Tests Using a Rotary Platform, Double-Head Abraser


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.100 (Cellular materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111061(Polyurethane resins)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3489-11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3489-11, Standard Test Methods for Microcellular Urethane Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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