ASTM F854 - 83(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Cleanliness of Carbon Paper

    Active Standard ASTM F854 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    This test method can be used in new applications evaluations, product development, and specification acceptance procedures.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes a typewriter test that compares the cleanliness properties of carbon papers (one-time or multiple use) and is based on resistance to feed roll marking the smear of carbon images.

    1.2 This test method also describes how to compare the cleanliness properties of the backs of carbon papers.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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

    F221 Terminology Relating to Carbon Paper and Inked Ribbon Products and Images Made Therefrom


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 85.080 (Paper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 14121810(Carbon papers)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0854-83R08

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