ASTM D5603 - 19a

    Standard Classification for Rubber Compounding Materials—Recycled Vulcanizate Rubber

    Active Standard ASTM D5603 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Recycled vulcanizate particulate rubber is important in rubber compounding. It allows the rubber compounder to add a certain percentage of rubber filler back into its parent or similar compounds or to use the material as substitute or stand alone compound. Its use may lower compound costs or improve performance characteristics, or both.

    4.2 Many types of recycled vulcanizate particulate rubber are available, with the number of types of vulcanizate particulate rubber limited only by the number of parent compounds.

    4.3 Recycled vulcanizate particulate rubber is used as feedstock for thermal decomposition, devulcanization, recovered carbon black, tire-derived aggregate, synthetic turf infill, asphalt-rubber, molded rubber products, tire-derived fuel, and other tire and non-tire derived products and end uses.

    4.4 Use of recycled rubber has a positive environmental impact.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This classification covers the compounding material commercially known as recycled vulcanizate particulate rubber. Recycled vulcanizate particulate rubber is the product that results when vulcanizate rubber has been processed by some means to obtain a desired particle size distribution.

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

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

    1.4 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

    D297 Test Methods for Rubber ProductsChemical Analysis

    D1509 Test Methods for Carbon BlackHeating Loss

    D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber

    D5644 Test Method for Rubber Compounding MaterialsDetermination of Particle Size Distribution of Recycled Vulcanizate Particulate Rubber

    D8268 Practice for Rubber Compounding MaterialsEvaluation of Recycled Vulcanizate Particulate Rubber

    E1131 Test Method for Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.040.01 (Raw materials for rubber and plastics in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13101601(Vulcanized rubber); 41116105(Chemistry reagents or solutions)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5603-19A

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5603-19a, Standard Classification for Rubber Compounding Materials—Recycled Vulcanizate Rubber, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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