ASTM F430 - 13

    Standard Specification for Paper Used for Vacuum Cleaner Filter Bags

    Active Standard ASTM F430 | Developed by Subcommittee: F11.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Air permeability is an important factor in the performance of vacuum cleaner bag filter media, because it is a direct indicator of the resistance to air flow. It may also indicate the size of vacuum cleaner bag needed to achieve the desired air flow volume.

    4.2 Performance specifications, both industrial and military, have been set up on the basis of air permeability and are used in the purchase of materials where permeability is of interest.

    4.3 Since air permeability is not a linear function of pressure differential between paper surfaces, all tests should be made at a prescribed pressure differential, 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) of water.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers procedures to be followed for qualifying papers to be used in the manufacture of vacuum cleaner bags and filters. The filtration efficiency of the paper is not evaluated with the use of these test methods.

    1.2 The procedures appear in the following sections:



    Air Permeability (Test Method D737)


    Basis Weight (TAPPI Test Method T 410)


    Bursting Strength (Mullen Test) (TAPPI Test Method T 403)


    Internal Tearing Resistance (TAPPI Test Method T 414)


    Tensile Breaking Strength (TAPPI Test Method T 494)


    1.3  The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the 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.

    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

    D737 Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics

    TAPPI Standards

    T 403 Bursting Strength of Paper

    T 410 Basis Weight of Paper and Paperboard

    T 414 Internal Tearing Resistance of Paper

    T 494 Tensile Breaking Strength of Paper and Paperboard (using constant rate of elongation apparatus)

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 85.080 (Paper products); 85.080.99 (Other paper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47121602(Vacuum cleaners)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F0430

    Citation Format

    ASTM F430-13, Standard Specification for Paper Used for Vacuum Cleaner Filter Bags, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013,

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