ASTM D3676 - 13

    Standard Specification for Rubber Cellular Cushion Used for Carpet or Rug Underlay

    Active Standard ASTM D3676 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.02


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    Abstract

    This specification covers material and dimensional requirements for high-density rubber cellular cushion adhered to carpet, rugs, or various substrates intended for use as a separate underlay. However, this specification does not include requirements for burning characteristics. Material covered in this specification comprises Class A and Class B flexible, cellular, high-density rubber. Tests for compression set, compression resistance or compression force deflection, delaminations strength, tensile strength, and accelerated aging shall be performed and shall conform to the requirements specified.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    3.1 The purpose of this specification is to provide meaningful tests for rubber cellular cushion used for carpet or rug underlay.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers high-density cellular rubber adhered to carpet, rugs, or various substrates for use as separate underlay. It is also acceptable to use this standard as a specification for separately blown sponge used as carpet underlay.

    1.2 This specification provides material and dimensional requirements and test methods for specific properties of compression set, compression resistance or compression force deflection, delamination strength, and accelerated aging.

    Note 1This specification does not include requirements for burning characteristics. It shall be noted that Flammable Fabrics Act Regulations FF1-70, Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs, and FF2-70, Standard for the Surface Flammability of Small Carpets and Rugs,2 may be applicable for carpets and rugs with integral backing of rubber cellular cushion.

    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.

    Note 2There 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

    D395 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Compression Set

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

    D751 Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

    D1056 Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials--Sponge or Expanded Rubber

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

    D3767 Practice for Rubber--Measurement of Dimensions

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.191 Textile Test Methods, Method 5100--Breaking Strength and Elongation of Woven Cloth; Grab Method Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.60 (Textile floor coverings); 83.100 (Cellular materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers); 30161719(Carpet or rug underlays)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3676-13

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3676-13, Standard Specification for Rubber Cellular Cushion Used for Carpet or Rug Underlay, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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