ASTM D3855 - 84(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Rubber Thread-Deterioration Due to Standard Washing Solution Treatment

    Active Standard ASTM D3855 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.37

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.02


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    Significance and Use

    Rubber threads or garments containing rubber threads are very often subjected to washing treatments that differ considerably in the composition and temperature of the washing solution used. Information on the composition of commercial detergents used is not readily available, and the same brand name may contain variations in composition.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the relative deterioration resistance of bare rubber threads subjected to a standard washing solution when they are dried at room temperature and heat aged.

    1.2 The results obtained by this test method are only comparative since it may not be possible to absolutely correlate such results with actual service life of the threads or of an article containing the threads.

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

    1.4 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

    D2433 Test Methods for Rubber Thread

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3855-84R10

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