ASTM International - ASTM C613/C613M-97(2003)e1

Standard Test Method for Constituent Content of Composite Prepreg by Soxhlet Extraction

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 October 2003
Status: historical
Page Count: 8
ICS Code (Plastics in general): 83.080.01
ICS Code (Reinforced plastics): 83.120
significance And Use:

The prepreg volatiles content, matrix content, reinforcement content, and filler content of composite prepreg materials are used to control material manufacture and subsequent fabrication... View More

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1.1 This test method covers a Soxhlet extraction procedure to determine the matrix content, reinforcement content, and filler content of composite material prepreg. Volatiles content, if appropriate, and required, is determined by means of Test Method D 3530/D 3530M.

1.1.1 The reinforcement and filler must be substantially insoluble in the selected extraction reagent and any filler must be capable of being separated from the reinforcement by filtering the extraction residue.

1.1.2 Reinforcement and filler content test results are total reinforcement content and total filler content; hybrid material systems with more than one type of either reinforcement or filler cannot be distinguished.

1.2 This test method focuses on thermosetting matrix material systems for which the matrix may be extracted by an organic solvent. However, other, unspecified, reagents may be used with this test method to extract other matrix material types for the same purposes.

1.3 Alternate techniques for determining matrix and reinforcement content include Test Methods D 3171 (matrix digestion), D 2584 (matrix burn-off/ignition), and D 3529/D 3529M (matrix dissolution). Test Method D 2584 is preferred for reinforcement materials, such as glass, quartz, or silica, that are unaffected by high-temperature environments.

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

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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 9 and 7.2.3 and 8.2.1.

Document History

March 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Constituent Content of Composite Prepreg by Soxhlet Extraction
1.1 This test method covers a Soxhlet extraction procedure to determine the matrix content, reinforcement content, and filler content of composite material prepreg. Volatiles content, if appropriate,...
ASTM C613/C613M-97(2003)e1
October 1, 2003
Standard Test Method for Constituent Content of Composite Prepreg by Soxhlet Extraction
1.1 This test method covers a Soxhlet extraction procedure to determine the matrix content, reinforcement content, and filler content of composite material prepreg. Volatiles content, if appropriate,...
January 1, 1990
Standard Test Method for Constituent Content of Composite Prepreg by Soxhlet Extraction
1.1 This test method covers a Soxhlet extraction procedure to determine the matrix content, reinforcement content, and filler content of composite material prepreg. Volatiles content, if appropriate,...
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