ASTM D5603 - 01(2008)

    Standard Classification for Rubber Compounding Materials—Recycled Vulcanizate Particulate Rubber

    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. Scope

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41116105(Chemistry reagents or solutions)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5603-01R08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5603-01(2008), Standard Classification for Rubber Compounding Materials—Recycled Vulcanizate Particulate Rubber, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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