Standard Withdrawn, No replacement   Last Updated: May 24, 2012
ASTM D2741-95(2005)

Standard Test Method for Susceptibility of Polyethylene Bottles to Soot Accumulation (Withdrawn 2011)

Significance and Use

This test method provides a useful means for determining the relative susceptibility of polyethylene bottles to accumulate soot. In particular, this test method has been found useful in evaluating antistatic additives or antistatic bottle surface treatments, or both. Experience has shown that the behavior of bottles in this test can be directly related to dust and lint accumulation under actual use conditions.

This test method provides a means of accelerating soot accumulation. However, the correlation of the results of this test method to actual use conditions must be established for each application.

Although no formal round-robin testing has been done on other types of plastics, this test method has been found useful for testing other than polyethylene plastics.3

Before proceeding with this test method, reference should be made to the specification of the material being tested. Any test specimen preparation, conditioning, dimensions, or testing parameters, or combination thereof, covered in the materials specification shall take precedence over those mentioned in this test method. If there are no material specifications, then the default conditions apply.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the relative susceptibility of polyethylene bottles to soot accumulation.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

Note 1--There is no similar or equivalent ISO 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 8 and Note 7.

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