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This specification covers the determination of muscovite mica splittings of standard commercial grades and specifies the maximum allowable physical defects for each grade. It is applicable to commercially available natural muscovite mica splittings regardless of the basic color of the mica or its source. This specification covers thirteen grades of mica splittings based on size and form classification. Mica splittings shall meet the specified physical property requirements such as size, thickness, defects, and absence of any foreign matter. Where specified, the visual quality shall conform to the description of the visual category specified such as V-1, V-2, V-3, V-4, V-5, V-5.1, V-6, V-7, V-8, V-9, V-10, V-11, and V-12. The method of sampling of mica splittings in bookform and loose with powder form are specified and method of calculation of defect percentage is given.
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1.1 This specification covers the determination of muscovite mica splittings of standard commercial grades and specifies the maximum allowable physical defects for each grade. It is applicable to commercially available natural muscovite mica splittings regardless of the basic color of the mica or its source.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard is very similar to ISO 6386. It is expected that materials would be classified identically using the criteria of either standard. The grades shown under “ASTM Grade No.” in and are shown under “Old Grade No.” in ISO 6386-1981.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D351 Classification for Natural Muscovite Block Mica and Thins Based on Visual Quality
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
ISO PublicationsISO 6386-1981 Muscovite Mica Splittings--Grading and Visual Classification Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 73.080 (Non-metalliferrous minerals)
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ASTM D2131-97(2016), Standard Classification for Natural Muscovite Mica Splittings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top