ASTM E708 - 79(2011) Standard Specification for Waste Glass as a Raw Material for the Manufacture of Glass Containers

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Source: ASTM International

This specification covers particulate glass (cullet material) recovered from waste destined for disposal, smaller than 6 mm intended for reuse as a raw material in the manufacture of glass containers. Flint glass cullet is a particulate glass material that contains no more than 0.1 weight % Fe2O3, or 0.0015 weight % Cr2O3, as determined by chemical analysis. The color mix for amber, flint, green and other color glass cullet shall conform to the prescribed mix.

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1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers particulate glass (cullet material, recovered from waste destined for disposal, smaller than 6 mm intended for reuse as a raw material in the manufacture of glass containers.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.2.1 Exception—The values given in parentheses are for information only.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
C162 Terminology of Glass and Glass Products
C169 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Soda-Lime and Borosilicate Glass
E688 Test Methods for Waste Glass as a Raw Material for Glass Manufacturing

Index Terms

Glass--specifications; Glass containers; Resource recovery; Waste glass

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 81.040.10 (Raw materials and raw glass)

DOI: 10.1520/E0708-79R11

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