Standard Test Method for Determining Inherent Viscosity of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) by Glass Capillary Viscometer
|Publication Date:||10 March 2003|
|ICS Code (Thermoplastic materials):||83.080.20|
This test method is for the determination of the inherent viscosity of
(PET) soluble at 0.50 % concentration in a 60/40
The inherent viscosity values obtained by this test method are comparable with those obtained using differential viscometry described in Test Method D 5225.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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 hazards statements are given in Section 8.
NOTE 1 - This test method and ISO 1628-5 are similar but not technically equivalent. This ISO standard gives an option of solvents for PET. Solvent specified in this ASTM test method is one of the options in the ISO method. ISO also uses Type 1C Ubbelohde viscometer, rather than the 1B, and reports viscosity number, rather than inherent viscosity.