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    ASTM D3676 - 18

    Standard Specification for Rubber Cellular Cushion Used for Carpet or Rug Underlay

    Active Standard ASTM D3676 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.02

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    This specification covers material and dimensional requirements for high-density rubber cellular cushion adhered to carpet, rugs, or various substrates intended for use as a separate underlay. However, this specification does not include requirements for burning characteristics. Material covered in this specification comprises Class A and Class B flexible, cellular, high-density rubber. Tests for compression set, compression resistance or compression force deflection, delaminations strength, tensile strength, and accelerated aging shall be performed and shall conform to the requirements specified.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    5.1 The purpose of this specification is to provide meaningful tests for rubber cellular cushion used for carpet or rug underlay.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers high-density cellular rubber adhered to carpet and rugs. This specification can also be applied to various substrates, such as blown sponge rubber, used independently as carpet underlay.

    1.2 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Note 1: There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D395 Test Methods for Rubber PropertyCompression Set

    D573 Test Method for RubberDeterioration in an Air Oven

    D751 Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1056 Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials--Sponge or Expanded Rubber

    D3574 Test Methods for Flexible Cellular MaterialsSlab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams

    D3767 Practice for Rubber--Measurement of Dimensions

    D6576 Specification for Flexible Cellular Rubber Chemically Blown

    Federal Standard

    Fed. Std. No. 191 Textile Test Methods, Method5100Breaking Strength and Elongation of Woven Cloth; Grab Method Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 191115094, Attn: NPODS.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.100 (Cellular materials); 97.150 (Floor coverings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers); 30161719(Carpet or rug underlays)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D3676-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3676-18, Standard Specification for Rubber Cellular Cushion Used for Carpet or Rug Underlay, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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