Standard Test Method for Color Determination of Plastic Pellets
|Publication Date:||10 July 1998|
|ICS Code (Plastics in general):||83.080.01|
|ICS Code (Colours and measurement of light):||17.180.20|
1.1 This test method is intended primarily for the instrumental measurement of the degree of yellowness (or change of degree of yellowness) under daylight illumination of homogeneous, nonfluorescent, nearly-colorless transparent or nearly-white translucent or opaque plastics. The measurement is made on pellets and based on tristimulus values obtained with a spectrophotometer or colorimeter.
1.2 This test method is applicable to the color analysis of plastic pellets. Each material may have unique characteristics that determine the color values.
1.3 This procedure outlines a method to determine color measurements, such as Yellowness Index, CIE X, Y, Z, and Hunter L, a, b, or CIE L*, a*, b*.
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.
NOTE 1--There is no equivalent ISO Standard.