ASTM F1500 - 98(2014)

    Standard Test Method for Quantitating Non-UV-Absorbing Nonvolatile Extractables from Microwave Susceptors Utilizing Solvents as Food Simulants

    Active Standard ASTM F1500 | Developed by Subcommittee: F02.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method was developed to measure non-UV-absorbing nonvolatile extractables that may be present and migrate from a microwave susceptor material during use. It may be a useful procedure to assist in minimizing the amount of non-UV-absorbing nonvolatile extractables either through susceptor design or manufacturing processes.

    5.2 Supplementation of this procedure with other analytical technologies such as high-pressure liquid chromatography, supercritical fluid chromatography, or infrared or other forms of spectroscopy may provide the analyst with additional information regarding the identification of the components of the non-UV-absorbing nonvolatile extractables in the susceptor.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is applicable to complete microwave susceptors.

    1.2 This test method covers a procedure for quantitating non-UV-absorbing nonvolatile compounds which are extractable when the microwave susceptor is tested under simulated use conditions for a particular food product.

    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 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

    E260 Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography

    E682 Practice for Liquid Chromatography Terms and Relationships

    E685 Practice for Testing Fixed-Wavelength Photometric Detectors Used in Liquid Chromatography

    F874 Test Method for Temperature Measurement and Profiling for Microwave Susceptors

    F1317 Test Method for Calibration of Microwave Ovens

    F1349 Test Method for Nonvolatile Ultraviolet (UV) Absorbing Extractables from Microwave Susceptors


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.040.20 (Cooking ranges, working tables, ovens and similar appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F1500

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