ASTM D4004 - 06(2017)

    Standard Test Methods for Rubber—Determination of Metal Content by Flame Atomic Absorption (AAS) Analysis

    Active Standard ASTM D4004 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 These test methods are suitable for process control, for product acceptance, and for research and development.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of lead, zinc, copper, and manganese in raw rubber and rubber compounds, vulcanized or unvulcanized. The level at which the metals are present is taken into account by suitable adjustments of sample mass and dilution.

    1.2 Certain compounding ingredients, present in the rubber sample will dictate which of the methods should be used. Refer to Section 3. Five methods of determination are as follows:



    Method A


    Method B


    Method C


    Method D

    14 – 22

    Method E

    23 – 31

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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.

    1.5 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

    D1076 Specification for RubberConcentrated, Ammonia Preserved, Creamed, and Centrifuged Natural Latex

    D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries

    E663 Practice for Flame Atomic Absorption Analysis

    ISO Standards

    ISO 1396

    ISO 1655 RubberManganese ContentPhotometric TechniqueDetermination

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D4004-06R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4004-06(2017), Standard Test Methods for Rubber—Determination of Metal Content by Flame Atomic Absorption (AAS) Analysis, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017,

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