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This test method evaluates an important characteristic of polyolefin or other fibrous nonwoven sheet material intended for use in alkaline battery separator applications.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D09 on Electrical and Electronic Insulating Materials , this test method was withdrawn in March 2015. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its lack of an established Precision and Bias statement, which was required to be provided on or before 2012.
1.1 This test method evaluates an important characteristic of polyolefin or other fibrous nonwoven sheet material intended for use in alkaline battery separator applications. The hydrophilic properties of the material are enhanced by grafting a functional group onto the polyolefin, and this test method is the primary test method to determine the treatment level, that is, level of monomer grafted to the base polymer. This test method can also be used for film or membranes
1.2 This test method is intended primarily for testing copolymer-grafted polyolefin materials used as battery separators, but could be used for any grafted material. These separators have radiation-initiated grafting of acrylic acid monomer (for example) onto a polyolefin base-web material to generate hydrophilic sites on the material. This process is a method for surface modification of polymer materials, and is used to make separators hydrophilic. Grafting can be accomplished by irradiation on common polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene and fluoropolymers with various forms of energy, such as UV, gamma rays, electron beams (EB) or X-rays..
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 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 to 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.
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
E438 Specification for Glasses in Laboratory Apparatus
E1272 Specification for Laboratory Glass Graduated Cylinders
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ASTM D7131-09, Standard Test Method for Determination of Ion Exchange Capacity (IEC) in Grafted Battery Separator (Withdrawn 2015), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top