ASTM D5040 - 90(2011)

    Standard Test Methods for Ash Content of Adhesives

    Active Standard ASTM D5040 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    Significance and Use

    This test method measures the amount of inorganic material in the sample.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures used in determining the ash content of adhesives. This standard is intended as a replacement for Method 4032.1 of Federal Test Method Standard 175B, Adhesives: Methods of Testing.

    1.2 Two test methods are used:

    1.2.1 Test Method A is used for a starch adhesive or other type glue, where there is no danger from the non-volatile content forming a rubbery mass when ignited.

    1.2.2 Test Method B employs nitric acid to avoid the non-volatile residue being transformed into a viscous foam when ignited.

    1.3 These methods are not applicable to adhesives containing decomposable salts such as zinc chloride.

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

    1.5 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. For a specific hazard statement, see 9.2.3.


    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

    D301 Test Methods for Soluble Cellulose Nitrate

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    D2415 Test Method for Ash in Coal Tar and Pitch


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201601(Chemical adhesives)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5040-90R11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5040-90(2011), Standard Test Methods for Ash Content of Adhesives, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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