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Significance and Use
This test method is used to evaluate sulfur for suitability as a rubber vulcanizing agent. Sulfur particles must be significantly small enough to dissolve in rubber during cure and produce a uniform network of cross-links. This test method is used as a quality control method to ensure that no excessively large sulfur particles are present and to see if the product follows a typical pattern of size distribution.
This procedure is necessary when problems of the sulfur caking occur with the use of the dry sieving procedure for particle size.
1.1 This test method covers the evaluation of the particle size distribution of the coarse fraction of sulfur. It is limited to the measurement of those particles greater than 45 μm (No. 325 sieve).
1.2 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.
D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries
ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)
UNSPSC Code 12141912(Sulfur S)
ASTM D4572-89(2012), Standard Test Method for Rubber Chemicals—Wet Sieve Analysis of Sulfur, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top