ASTM D4315 - 94(2017)

    Standard Test Methods for Rubber Compounding Material—Zinc Oxide

    Active Standard ASTM D4315 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 These test methods may be used for quality control of zinc oxide used as a compounding material and for research and development studies where zinc oxide is used in a rubber mix.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover chemical and physical tests for zinc oxide that are considered to be important to its use in rubber compounding.

    1.2 The tests appear in the following order:




    Zinc Oxide


    Lead and Cadmium




    Heat Loss


    Surface Area


    Sieve Residue


    1.3 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 precautions, see 5.2.

    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

    D280 Test Methods for Hygroscopic Moisture (and Other Matter Volatile Under the Test Conditions) in Pigments

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D3037 Test Method for Carbon Black--Surface Area by Nitrogen Adsorption

    D3040 Practice for Preparing Precision Statements for Standards Related to Rubber and Rubber Testing

    D3280 Test Methods for Analysis of White Zinc Pigments

    D4075 Test Methods for Rubber Compounding Materials--Flame Atomic Absorption Analysis--Determination of Metals

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.040.20 (Rubber compounding ingredients)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12350000(Compounds and mixtures)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D4315-94R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4315-94(2017), Standard Test Methods for Rubber Compounding Material—Zinc Oxide, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017,

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