Standard Historical Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014
ASTM D2222-13

Standard Test Method for Methanol Extract of Vinyl Chloride Resins

Significance and Use

5.1 The methanol extract test is most commonly employed with paste- or dispersion-type vinyl resins intended for organosol or plastisol applications. The test result is a quantitative measure of the methanol-soluble, nonvolatile, essentially nonpolymeric content of the virgin, unmodified resin. The major ingredient removed is the soap system employed in the polymerization reaction; methanol extract provides a measure of lot-to-lot uniformity of the resin in this respect.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the methanol extract, or nonvolatile methanol-soluble portion, of vinyl chloride resins.

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

Note 1There is no known ISO equivalent to this test method.
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Book of Standards Volume: 08.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.15
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D2222-13
ICS Code: 83.080.10