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    Standard Guide for Techniques to Separate and Identify Contaminants in Recycled Plastics

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-04-2019

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    This guide is intended to provide information on available methods for the separation and classification of contaminants such as moisture, incompatible polymers, metals, adhesives, glass, paper, wood, chemicals, and original-product residues in recycled plastic flakes or pellets.

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    1.1This guide is intended to provide information on available methods for the separation and classification of contaminants such as moisture, incompatible polymers, metals, adhesives, glass, paper, wood, chemicals, and original-product residues in recycled plastic flakes or pellets. Although no specific methods for identification or characterization of foam products are included, foam products are not excluded from this guide. The methods presented apply to post-consumer plastics.

    1.2For specific procedures existing as ASTM test methods, this guide only lists the appropriate reference. Where no current ASTM standard exists, however, this guide gives procedures for the separation or identification, or both, of specific contaminants. Appendix X1 lists the tests and the specific contaminant addressed by each procedure.

    1.3This guide does not include procedures to quantify the contaminants unless this information is available in referenced ASTM standards.

    1.4This 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.

    Note 1:There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

    1.5This 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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    Committee D 20
    Document Type Guide
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    ASTM D 1238 : 2000 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 1238 : 2004 : REV C Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 3418 : 2012 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
    ASTM D 3418 : 1982 : R1988 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures of Polymers By Thermal Analysis
    ASTM D 1457 : 1983 Standard Specification for PTFE Molding and Molding and Extrusion Materials
    ASTM E 1252 : 1998 : R2007 Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis
    ASTM D 5227 : 2001 : R2008 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Hexane Extractable Content of Polyolefins
    ASTM E 1252 : 1998 Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis
    ASTM D 3418 : 1999 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures of Polymers By Differential Scanning Calorimetry
    ASTM D 1238 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 3418 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
    ASTM D 1003 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 1238 : 2010 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 1193 : 1977 : R1983 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Reagent Water
    ASTM D 1505 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
    ASTM D 3418 : 2012 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
    ASTM D 1003 : 2007 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 3418 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
    ASTM E 1252 : 1998 : R2021 Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis
    ASTM D 3418 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
    ASTM D 1193 : 2006 : R2011 Standard Specification for Reagent Water
    ASTM D 5227 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Hexane Extractable Content of Polyolefins
    ASTM D 1898 : 1968 : R1989 Standard Practice for Sampling of Plastics (Withdrawn 1998)
    ASTM E 355 : 1996 : R2021 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Gas Chromatography Terms and Relationships
    ASTM D 4019 : 1994 : REV A Standard Test Method for Moisture in Plastics by Coulometric Regeneration of Phosphorus Pentoxide (Withdrawn 2002)
    ASTM D 1003 : 2011 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 1193 : 1991 Standard Specification for Reagent Water
    ASTM D 1238 : 2004 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 1505 : 1968 : R1979 Standard Test Method for Density Of Plastics By The Density-Gradient Technique
    ASTM D 5227 : 2001 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Hexane Extractable Content of Polyolefins
    ASTM D 1457 : 1992 Specification for Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) Molding and Extrusion Materials (Withdrawn 1996)
    ASTM D 1003 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 3418 : 2008 Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
    ASTM D 1925 : 1970 : R1988 : EDT 1 Test Method for Yellowness Index of Plastics (Withdrawn 1995)
    ASTM D 1505 : 2010 Standard Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
    ASTM D 1505 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
    ASTM D 1505 : 1998 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
    ASTM D 1003 : 2000 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 1238 : 2001 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM D 1193 : 1970 Standard Specification For Reagent Water
    ASTM D 1193 : 2006 Standard Specification for Reagent Water
    ASTM D 1193 : 1999 Standard Specification for Reagent Water
    ASTM E 682 : 1992 : R2000 Standard Practice for Liquid Chromatography Terms and Relationships
    ASTM D 1003 : 2011 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 5227 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Hexane Extractable Content of Polyolefins
    ASTM E 355 : 1996 : R2014 Standard Practice for Gas Chromatography Terms and Relationships
    ASTM D 1238 : 2004 : REV A Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
    ASTM E 1252 : 1998 : R2013 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis
    ASTM D 1003 : 1992 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
    ASTM D 1193 : 2006 : R2018 Standard Specification for Reagent Water
    ASTM D 5227 : 1995 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Hexane Extractable Content of Polyolefins
    ASTM E 1252 : 1998 : R2002 Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis
    ASTM D 1238 : 1985 Standard Test Method for Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
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