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Significance and Use
These test methods are mainly intended for referee purposes but can also be used for quality control of rubber production.
The amount of volatiles can affect processing and cure characteristics of compounded rubber.
1.1 These test methods cover a hot mill method, two oven methods, and a press method for the determination of moisture and other volatile matter content in synthetic rubber.
1.2 Either oven method shall be used especially when the rubber is too tacky to be handled satisfactorily on a hot mill.
1.3 The press method shall be used for rubbers that are too crumbly to be retained satisfactorily on a laboratory mill.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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
E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens
ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)
UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)
ASTM D5668-09, Standard Test Methods for Rubber From Synthetic Sources-Volatile Matter, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top