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This specification covers the minimum physical and chemical requirements for five technical grades of raw natural rubber. Materials are classified into grades according to retained dirt content, ash content, volatile matter content, nitrogen content, initial plasticity, plasticity retention index, color index, and Mooney viscosity. Skim rubber is not permitted in any grade.
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Significance and Use
4.1 The general end-use quality of manufactured rubber products depends on the physical and chemical properties of the rubber.
1.1 This specification covers minimum physical and chemical quality requirements or specifications for five grades of raw natural rubber.
1.2 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1278 Test Methods for Rubber from Natural SourcesChemical Analysis
D1485 Practice for Rubber from Natural SourcesSampling and Sample Preparation
D1646 Test Methods for RubberViscosity, Stress Relaxation, and Pre-Vulcanization Characteristics (Mooney Viscometer)
D3157 Test Method for Rubber from Natural SourcesColor
D3194 Test Method for Rubber From Natural SourcesPlasticity Retention Index (PRI)
D3533 Test Method for Rubber--Nitrogen Content
ICS Number Code 83.040.10 (Latex and raw rubber)
UNSPSC Code 13101500(Natural rubber)
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ASTM D2227-96(2020), Standard Specification for Natural Rubber (NR) Technical Grades, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.orgBack to Top