ASTM F2576 - 13

    Standard Terminology Relating to Declarable Substances in Materials

    Active Standard ASTM F2576 | Developed by Subcommittee: F40.91

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.04


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Definitions, acronyms, and units given in Section 4 of this terminology are intended for use in all standards for declarable substances in materials. The definitions shall be used uniformly and consistently. The purpose of this terminology is to promote clear understanding and interpretation of the standards in which those definitions, acronyms, and units are used.

    3.2 A terminology section is required in all F40 standards. This section shall contain terms specific to the standard or a reference to this terminology, or both.

    3.3 All terms used within a standard that are unique to it shall be defined within the standard. Terms that are of more general application shall be defined in this terminology. If the technical subcommittee responsible for the standard feels that it is appropriate, the term and its definition may appear in both the standard and in this terminology.

    3.4 The Subcommittee shall consult the ASTM Dictionary of Engineering Science & Technology or a standard dictionary, or both, prior to creating a new definition to determine if a suitable definition already exists. Other terminology documents, such as ISO 472 Plastics—Vocabulary, may also be consulted.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology standard contains terms, definitions, descriptions of terms, nomenclature, and explanations of acronyms and symbols specifically associated with standards under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials.

    1.2 This terminology may also be applicable to documents not under the jurisdiction of ASTM F40, in which case this terminology may be referenced in those documents.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Other References

    InternationalVocabul (VIM) VIM is under the jurisdiction of the Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM) and is the direct responsibility of JCGM-WG2.

    ISO472 Plastics--Vocabulary Standard ISO 472 is under the jurisdiction of ISO TC 61 on Plastics and is the direct responsibility of ISO TC 61 SC 1 on Terminology.

    ISO/IECGuide2 Standardization and Related Activities--General Vocabulary ISO/IEC Guide 2 is under the jurisdiction of the ISO Technical Management Board.

    NomenclatureinEvalua Including Detection and Quantification Capabilities Currie, Lloyd A., Pure & Applied Chemistry, Vol 67, No. 10, pp. 1699-1723, 1995, (IUPAC).

    ASTM Standards

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.020.50 (Ecolabelling)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F2576

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