This is a practice which outlines the specific procedures used to prepare rubber compounds for quality control, research and development, and material comparison. The sheets need to be prepared in standard molds in order for the specimens to be used in further tests.

Test Details

The practice references the following details for mixing and compounding rubber materials:

  • Types of compounding materials and weighing procedures
  • Types of mixing equipment to be used and general mixing procedures
  • Types of vulcanization equipment and associated procedures

Please note: The information outlined above is to be used as reference for ASTM D3182 Standard Practice for Rubber, Materials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets . Please refer to ASTM International for full details and the most current revision.

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