ASTM D573 – Standard Test Method for Rubber—Deterioration in an Air Oven
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 Annex A1 for important information on standard compounds used for precision testing for accelerated test aging evaluation.
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.