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ASTM D2238

1992 Edition, December 15, 1992

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Standard Test Methods for Absorbance of Polyethylene Due to Methyl Groups at 1378 cm−1

Includes all amendments and changes through Editorial Change 1, December 2012


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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1992 Edition, December 15, 1992
  • Published Date: December 2012
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 7
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

These test methods cover measurement by infrared absorption spectrophotometry of the 1378.4-cm−1 (7.255-μm) band in polyethylene due to methyl groups. (1, 2, 4-7)2 Two test methods are covered:

Test Method A uses compensation with a standard sample film or wedge of known methyl content.

Test Method B uses compensation with a wedge of polymethylene or a polyethylene of known low methyl content.

These test methods are applicable to polyethylenes of Types I (density 910 to 925 kg/m3), II (density 926 to 940), and III (density 941 to 965).

NOTE 1-For determination of density, see Specifications D1248.

NOTE 2-In cases of Type III polyethylene with densities greater than 0.950 g/cm3, different results are obtained with the two test methods.

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

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. Specific hazards statements are given in Section 7.

NOTE 3-There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

2 The boldface numbers in parentheses refer to the list of references at the end of these test methods.