ASTM D3568 - 03(2013)

    Standard Test Methods for Rubber—Evaluation of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymers) Including Mixtures With Oil

    Active Standard ASTM D3568 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 These test methods are intended mainly for referee purposes but may be used for quality control of rubber production. They may also be used in research and development work and for comparison of different rubber samples in a standard formula.

    3.2 These test methods may be used to obtain values for customer acceptance of rubber.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods specify the standard materials, test formulas, mixing procedures, and test methods for the evaluation and production control of ethylene propylene diene rubbers (EPDM).

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

    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 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

    D88 Test Method for Saybolt Viscosity

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

    D1646 Test Methods for Rubber--Viscosity, Stress Relaxation, and Pre-Vulcanization Characteristics (Mooney Viscometer)

    D2084 Test Method for Rubber Property--Vulcanization Using Oscillating Disk Cure Meter

    D2161 Practice for Conversion of Kinematic Viscosity to Saybolt Universal Viscosity or to Saybolt Furol Viscosity

    D2501 Test Method for Calculation of Viscosity-Gravity Constant (VGC) of Petroleum Oils

    D3182 Practice for Rubber--Materials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets

    D3896 Practice for Rubber From Synthetic Sources--Sampling

    D3900 Test Methods for Rubber--Determination of Ethylene Units in Ethylene-Propylene Copolymers (EPM) and in Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymers (EPDM) by Infrared Spectrometry

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

    D5289 Test Method for Rubber Property--Vulcanization Using Rotorless Cure Meters

    D6204 Test Method for Rubber--Measurement of Unvulcanized Rheological Properties Using Rotorless Shear Rheometers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13101725(Ethylene propylene diene EPDM)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3568

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