Active Standard ASTM D5603 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.20
Book of Standards Volume: 09.01
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Significance and Use
Recycled vulcanizate particulate rubber is important in rubber compounding. It allows the rubber compounder to add a certain percentage of rubber filler back into its parent or similar compounds or to use the material as substitute or stand alone compound. Its use may lower compound costs or improve performance characteristics, or both.
Many types of recycled vulcanizate particulate rubber are available, with the number of types of vulcanizate particulate rubber limited only by the number of parent compounds.
Use of recycled rubber has a positive environmental impact.
1.1 This classification covers the compounding material commercially known as recycled vulcanizate particulate rubber. Recycled vulcanizate particulate rubber is the product that results when vulcanizate rubber has been processed by some means to obtain a desired particle size distribution.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D297 Test Methods for Rubber Products--Chemical Analysis
D1418 Practice for Rubber and Rubber Latices--Nomenclature
D1509 Test Methods for Carbon Black--Heating Loss
D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber
D1900 Practice for Carbon Black--Sampling Bulk Shipments
D3182 Practice for Rubber--Materials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets
D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries
D5644 Test Methods for Rubber Compounding Materials--Determination of Particle Size Distribution of Recycled Vulcanizate Particulate Rubber
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials
E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process
ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)