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ASTM International - ASTM D4443-19

Standard Test Method for Determining Residual Vinyl Chloride Monomer Content in PPB Range in Vinyl Chloride Homo- and Co-Polymers by Headspace Gas Chromatography

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2019
Status: active
Page Count: 4
ICS Code (Thermoplastic materials): 83.080.20
significance And Use:

5.1 Vinyl chloride-containing polymers are widely used to package a variety of materials, including foods.

5.2 Vinyl chloride monomer has been shown to be a human carcinogen. Threshold... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method is suitable for determining the residual vinyl chloride monomer (RVM) content of homopolymer and copolymers of vinyl chloride down to a concentration of ∼5 µg/kg (ppb).

1.2 This test method is applicable to any polymer form, such as resin, compound, film, bottle wall, etc. that can be dissolved in a suitable solvent.

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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 9 and Note 10.

Note 1: This standard is equivalent to ISO 6401.

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.

Document History

ASTM D4443-19
April 1, 2019
Standard Test Method for Determining Residual Vinyl Chloride Monomer Content in PPB Range in Vinyl Chloride Homo- and Co-Polymers by Headspace Gas Chromatography
1.1 This test method is suitable for determining the residual vinyl chloride monomer (RVM) content of homopolymer and copolymers of vinyl chloride down to a concentration of ∼5 µg/kg (ppb). 1.2 This...
November 1, 2013
Standard Test Method for Determining Residual Vinyl Chloride Monomer Content in PPB Range in Vinyl Chloride Homo- and Co-Polymers by Headspace Gas Chromatography
5.1 Vinyl chloride-containing polymers are widely used to package a variety of materials, including foods. 5.2 Vinyl chloride monomer has been shown to be a human carcinogen. Threshold toxicity...
October 1, 2012
Standard Test Method for Determining Residual Vinyl Chloride Monomer Content in PPB Range in Vinyl Chloride Homo- and Co-Polymers by Headspace Gas Chromatography
5.1 Vinyl chloride-containing polymers are widely used to package a variety of materials, including foods. 5.2 Vinyl chloride monomer has been shown to be a human carcinogen. Threshold toxicity...
November 1, 2007
Standard Test Method for Determining Residual Vinyl Chloride Monomer Content in PPB Range in Vinyl Chloride Homo- and Co-Polymers by Headspace Gas Chromatography
1.1 This test method is suitable for determining the residual vinyl chloride monomer (RVM) content of homopolymer and copolymers of vinyl chloride down to a level of 5 ppb. 1.2 This test method is...
October 10, 1995
Standard Test Method for Determining Residual Vinyl Chloride Monomer Content in PPB Range in Vinyl Chloride Homo- and Co-Polymers by Headspace Gas Chromatography
1.1 This test method is suitable for determining the residual vinyl chloride monomer (RVM) content of homopolymer and copolymers of vinyl chloride down to a level of 5 ppb. 1.2 This test method is...
January 1, 1995
Standard Test Method for Determining Residual Vinyl Chloride Monomer Content in PPB Range in Vinyl Chloride Homo- and Co-Polymers by Headspace Gas Chromatography
1.1 This test method is suitable for determining the residual vinyl chloride monomer (RVM) content of homopolymer and copolymers of vinyl chloride down to a level of [simalar]5 ppb. 1.2 This test...
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