ASTM-D7486 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fines and Dust Particles on Plastic Pellets by Wet Analysis

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Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fines and Dust Particles on Plastic Pellets by Wet Analysis



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1.1 This test method measures the amount of fine particles adhered on plastic pellets or granules in which they are commonly produced and supplied. The lower limit of this test method is restricted only by the porosity of the filter disc used to capture the particle size being quantified.

1.2 The wet analysis technique allows for separation and collection of statically charged particles by liquid wash and filtration methods. This must be performed under standard laboratory conditions.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

1.4 This test method describes an essential practice to check the quality of plastics once the production cycle is terminated and to evaluate the performance of pellet cleaning systems or of the special pneumatic conveying systems for the distinct size fractions below 500 micron only.

1.5 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.

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


dust particles; fines; plastics; wet analysis; ICS Number Code 83.140.99 (Other rubber and plastic products)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

08.03 (Plastics (III): D5117 - latest; Reinforced Plastic Piping Systems and Chemical Equipment; Plastic Building Products)

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83.140.99 (Other rubber and plastics products)

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Oct. 1, 2014

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Test Method

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