ASTM D2812-95(2002)

    Standard Test Method for Non-Lint Content of Cotton


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the non-lint content of cotton using the Shirley Analyzer. The cotton may be in the form of (1) raw stock, that is, cotton fiber that has been separated from the seed by ginning; (2) partially processed cotton, such as picker lap or sliver; or ( 3) ginning or processing waste, such as obtained from ginning, opening and cleaning, picking, carding, or combing machines.

    1.2 This test method is especially adapted for determining non-lint content of cotton by use of the Shirley Analyser.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 7.


    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

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1441 Practice for Sampling Cotton Fibers for Testing

    D7139 Terminology for Cotton Fibers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.060.10 (Natural fibres)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11151507(Cotton fibers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2812-95R02

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2812-95(2002), Standard Test Method for Non-Lint Content of Cotton, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1995, www.astm.org

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