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These test methods cover the determination of flammability of paper and paperboards of all types no more than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) in thickness, that have been treated to retard the spread of flame when ignited. Such papers are commonly designated as flame-retardant-treated.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D06 on Paper and Paper Products, these test methods were withdrawn in August 2009 due to insufficient committee interest in reviewing and revising the standard.
1.1 This is a fire-test-response standard.
1.2 These test methods cover the determination of flammability of paper and paperboards of all types no more than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) in thickness, that have been treated to retard the spread of flame when ignited. Such papers are commonly designated as flame-retardant-treated.
1.3 These test methods may be used with, and may be used to distinguish between, paper and paperboard materials having a flame-retardant-treatment removed by leaching in water, and those whose flame-retardant-treatment is not removed by water leaching.
1.4 These test methods appear as follows:
|Test Method A-Flammability of Treated Paper and Paperboard After Leaching for 4 h With 24C Reagent Water||8.1|
|Test Method B-Flammability of Treated Paper and Paperboard Without Leaching||8.2|
1.5 The primary intended use of Test Method A is with paper or paperboard materials having a flame-retardant treatment that is not removed by water leaching, or to specify the properties of such materials.
1.6 The primary intended use of Test Method B is with paper or paperboard materials having a flame-retardant treatment known to be removed under the leaching conditions specified in Test Method A, or where non-removal of the flame-retardant treatment by water leaching is not a desired or specified property.
1.7 This standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.<.i>
1.8 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
D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D1968 Terminology Relating to Paper and Paper Products
E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
ASTM D777-97(2002), Standard Test Methods for Flammability of Treated Paper and Paperboard (Withdrawn 2009), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1997, www.astm.orgBack to Top