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ASTM D3189 - 06(2011) Standard Test Methods for Rubber—Evaluation of Solution BR (Polybutadiene Rubber)


Source: ASTM International

These test methods are intended mainly for referee purposes but may be used for quality control of rubber production. They may also be used in research and development work and for comparison of different rubber samples in a standard formula.

These tests may be used to obtain values for customer acceptance of rubber.

1. Scope

1.1 These test methods cover the standard materials, test formula, mixing procedures, and test methods for evaluation of butadiene rubber (BR) made by polymerization in solution.

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

1.3 This standard does not purport to address 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.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
D88 Test Method for Saybolt Viscosity
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D1646 Test Methods for Rubber--Viscosity, Stress Relaxation, and Pre-Vulcanization Characteristics (Mooney Viscometer)
D2084 Test Method for Rubber Property--Vulcanization Using Oscillating Disk Cure Meter
D2161 Practice for Conversion of Kinematic Viscosity to Saybolt Universal Viscosity or to Saybolt Furol Viscosity
D2501 Test Method for Calculation of Viscosity-Gravity Constant (VGC) of Petroleum Oils
D3040 Practice for Preparing Precision Statements for Standards Related to Rubber and Rubber Testing
D3182 Practice for Rubber--Materials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets
D3896 Practice for Rubber From Synthetic Sources--Sampling
D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries
D5289 Test Method for Rubber Property--Vulcanization Using Rotorless Cure Meters
D6204 Test Method for Rubber--Measurement of Unvulcanized Rheological Properties Using Rotorless Shear Rheometers

Index Terms

BR; polybutadiene; polymerization; solution; BR (butadiene rubber); Chemical analysis--rubber chemicals/materials

ICS Code

DOI: 10.1520/D3189-06R11

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