This test method describes a laboratory procedure for accelerating the aging of printing and writing paper within sealed glass tubes through exposure to elevated temperature within an oven.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D06 on Paper and Paper Products, this test method was withdrawn without replacement in 2011. Based on discussions beginning over three years ago, plus an administrative ballot within D06 regarding the future of D06, it became clear that member support for maintaining the D06 committee is lacking. Withdrawal of this standard continues a program of orderly withdrawal of the Committee D06 standards. In many cases, they exist as standards in other standards bodies. The technical equivalent of this standard is in publication as TAPPI T 572 Accelerated Pollutant Aging of Printing and Writing Paper by Pollution Chamber Exposure Apparatus.
1.1 This test method describes a laboratory procedure for accelerating the aging of printing and writing paper within sealed glass tubes through exposure to elevated temperature within an oven.
1.2 This test method applies to all types of printing and writing paper whether it is plain base paper, has internal additives, is coated, is printed or contains any variants of printing and writing paper found in normal usage.
1.3 This test method specifies the sample preparation and conditions of exposure required to obtain information on the stability of paper to aging with regard to changes in mechanical strength properties brought about by exposure of such paper to elevated temperature.
1.4 This test method provides the means to compare the stability of different papers on a relative basis, but does not attempt to project the exact life expectancy for a given paper. Life expectancy depends in large part on the limits of acceptability beyond which various paper properties are no longer useful, as defined by end-users. For a given paper, those limits will be different for different end-users. This test method does not provide a means to measure or to calculate such life expectancy.
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.
D585 Practice for Sampling and Accepting a Single Lot of Paper, Paperboard, Fiberboard, and Related Product
D644 Test Method for Moisture Content of Paper and Paperboard by Oven Drying
D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
D689 Test Method for Internal Tearing Resistance of Paper
D828 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus
D1968 Terminology Relating to Paper and Paper Products
D2176 Test Method for Folding Endurance of Paper by the M.I.T. Tester
D5804 Test Methods for Zero-Span Tensile Strength (Dry Zero-Span Tensile)
accelerated aging of paper; life expectancy; physical strength permanence; stability of paper ;
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