Active Standard ASTM D4350 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.16
Book of Standards Volume: 08.02
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Significance and Use
This test method provides a means for comparing the corrosive potential of plastics and fillers in humid atmospheres.
This test method is intended for use in research and evaluation.
1.1 This test method is designed for use in obtaining the specific conductance of a water extract of plastics and fillers. The magnitude of this conductance may be taken as an index of the likelihood that, in a humid atmosphere, metal surfaces in contact with these materials may become corroded due to galvanic action or direct chemical attack; this is called the corrosivity index. Note 1There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.
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.
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
ICS Number Code 83.040.30 (Auxiliary materials and additives for plastics)