Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 15, 2021
ASTM D5667-95(2019)

Standard Test Method for Rubber From Synthetic Sources—Total and Water Soluble Ash

Significance and Use

4.1 These tests are mainly intended for referee purposes but can also be used for quality control of rubber production.

4.2 The total and water soluble ash content of a rubber can affect the properties of compounded, vulcanized rubber such as water absorption, swell, electrical properties, etc.


1.1 This test method covers a test method for the determination of ash content in synthetic rubber.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 09.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D11.11
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D5667-95R19
ICS Code: 83.060