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Released: 2018-06-14

ASTM D1601-18

Standard Test Method for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Ethylene Polymers

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Standards number:ASTM D1601-18
Standard number:D1601-18
Keywords:dilute solution viscosity; ethylene polymers; inherent viscosity (logarithmic viscosity number); intrinsic viscosity (limiting viscosity number); reduced viscosity (viscosity number); relative viscosity; specific viscosity; viscosity ratio;

1.1 This test method covers the determination of the dilute solution viscosity of ethylene polymers at 135°C. It is applicable to a reasonably wide spectrum of ethylene polymers having densities from 0.910 to 0.970 g/cm2. Directions are given for the determination of relative viscosity (viscosity ratio), inherent viscosity (logarithmic viscosity number), and intrinsic viscosity (limiting viscosity number).

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

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.3.1 Warning—Mercury has been designated by many regulatory agencies as a hazardous material that can cause serious medical issues. Mercury, or its vapor, has been demonstrated to be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See the applicable product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury and/or mercury containing products into your state or country may be prohibited by law.

Note 1: This standard is equivalent to ISO 1628-3.

Note 2: Appendix X1 – Appendix X3 contain material from the previous version of Test Method D1601 and are included for information only.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.