ASTM-D573 › Standard Test Method for Rubber—Deterioration in an Air Oven
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1.1 This test method covers a procedure to determine the influence of elevated temperature on the physical properties of vulcanized rubber. The results of this test method may not give an exact correlation with service performance since performance conditions vary widely. This test method may, however, be used to evaluate rubber compounds on a laboratory comparison basis.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 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. (For specific precautionary statement, see .)
Significance and Use
4.1 Rubber and rubber products must resist the deterioration of physical properties with time caused by oxidative and thermal aging. This test method provides a way to assess these performance characteristics of rubber, under certain accelerated conditions as specified.
4.2 Please refer to for important information on standard compounds used for precision testing for accelerated test aging evaluation.
accelerated aging; elevated temperature; oxidative aging; rubber articles; rubber products; thermal aging;; ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)
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2004 R15 EDITION
Oct. 1, 2015