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ASTM International - ASTM D3900-05a

Standard Test Methods for Rubber-Determination of Ethylene Units in Ethylene-Propylene Copolymers (EPM) and in Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymers (EPDM) by Infrared Spectrometry

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 December 2005
Status: inactive
Page Count: 9
ICS Code (Latex and raw rubber): 83.040.10
significance And Use:

These test methods can be used for determining which EPDM polymers are evaluated in the different compounds in Test Methods D 3568.

Differences in ethylene sequence distribution cause... View More

scope:

1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the proportion of ethylene and propylene units in ethylene-propylene copolymers (EPM) and ethylene-propylenediene terpolymers (EPDM) over the range from 35 to 85 mass % ethylene. Four test methods are needed to encompass the variety of commercial polymers that contain additives or polymerized diene units that interfere with the various infrared peaks. Except when interferences are present, all four test methods should give similar results. The test methods appear in the following order:

1.1.1 Pressed Film Test Methods

Sections

Test Method A-For EPM and EPDM between 35 and 70 mass % ethylene

Test Method B-For EPM and EPDM between 60 and 85 mass % ethylene, except for ethylene/propylene/1,4-hexadiene terpolymers

Test Method C-For all EPM and EPDM polymers between 35 and 85 mass % ethylene, using near infrared

1.1.2 Cast Film Test Methods

Test Method D-For all EPM and EPDM polymers between 35 and 85 mass % ethylene, except for ethylene/propylene/1,4-hexadiene terpolymers

1.2 These test methods are not applicable to oil-extended EPDM unless the oil is first removed in accordance with Test Method D.

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

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.

Document History

October 1, 2017
Standard Test Methods for Rubber—Determination of Ethylene Units in Ethylene-Propylene Copolymers (EPM) and in Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymers (EPDM) by Infrared Spectrometry
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the proportion of ethylene and propylene units in ethylene-propylene copolymers (EPM) and ethylene-propylenediene terpolymers (EPDM) over the range...
June 1, 2015
Standard Test Methods for Rubber—Determination of Ethylene Units in Ethylene-Propylene Copolymers (EPM) and in Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymers (EPDM) by Infrared Spectrometry
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the proportion of ethylene and propylene units in ethylene-propylene copolymers (EPM) and ethylene-propylenediene terpolymers (EPDM) over the range...
June 1, 2010
Standard Test Methods for Rubber-Determination of Ethylene Units in Ethylene-Propylene Copolymers (EPM) and in Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymers (EPDM) by Infrared Spectrometry
These test methods can be used for determining which EPDM polymers are evaluated in the different compounds in Test Methods D3568. Differences in ethylene sequence distribution cause differences in...
ASTM D3900-05a
December 1, 2005
Standard Test Methods for Rubber-Determination of Ethylene Units in Ethylene-Propylene Copolymers (EPM) and in Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymers (EPDM) by Infrared Spectrometry
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the proportion of ethylene and propylene units in ethylene-propylene copolymers (EPM) and ethylene-propylenediene terpolymers (EPDM) over the range...
October 1, 2005
Standard Test Methods for Rubber-Determination of Ethylene Units in Ethylene-Propylene Copolymers (EPM) and in Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymers (EPDM) by Infrared Spectrometry
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the proportion of ethylene and propylene units in ethylene-propylene copolymers (EPM) and ethylene-propylenediene terpolymers (EPDM) over the range...
December 1, 2004
Standard Test Methods for Rubber-Determination of Ethylene Units in Ethylene-Propylene Copolymers (EPM) and in Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymers (EPDM) by Infrared Spectrometry
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the proportion of ethylene and propylene units in ethylene-propylene copolymers (EPM) and ethylene-propylenediene terpolymers (EPDM) over the range...
January 1, 2000
Standard Test Methods for Rubber Raw-Determination of Ethylene Units in EPM (Ethylene-Propylene Copolymers) and EPDM (Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymers)
1.1 These infrared test methods cover the determination of the proportion of ethylene and propylene units in ethylene-propylene copolymers (EPM) and ethylene-propylenediene terpolymers (EPDM) over...
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