ASTM D 3574

Standard Test Methods for Flexible Cellular Materials — Slab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams

Applicable Apparatus (for test G):  The Frazier Differential Pressure Air Permeability Tester

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Article: Evaluation, Modification and Adaptation of an Airflow Test Method for Polyurethane Foams; Gummaraju, R V; Pask, R F; Koller, H J; Wujcik, S E; Reimann, K A
Journal Of Cellular Plastics. Vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 193-206. May 2001

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ASTM
D
3574
2003
D3574-03 Standard Test Methods for Flexible Cellular Materials — Slab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams

1. Scope

1.1 These test methods apply to slab, bonded, and molded flexible cellular products known as urethane foams. Urethane foam may be generally defined as an expanded cellular product produced by the interaction of active hydrogen compounds, water, and isocyanates.

1.2 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.

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

Note 1—There is no equivalent ISO standard, however certain test methods in this standard have similar or equivalent ISO standards and are listed in the Scope of the individual test method sections.

2. Referenced Documents

D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers- Tension
D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D726 Test Method for Resistance of Nonporous Paper to Passage of Air
D737 Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics
D3675 Test Method for Surface Flammability of Flexible Cellular Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

Index Terms

bonded; flexible cellular; molded; slab; urethane; convoluted; polyurethane foam

Used for: Manufacturer Of Technical Polyurethane Foams, Flexible, Semi-Rigid, Polyester & Polyether Buns, Rolls, Laminates, Felts, Reticulated. Applications Include Air & Liquid Filtration, Reservoiring, Wicking, Applying, Sealing, Gasketing, Cushioning, Acoustical, Thermoforming, Packaging, Fuel Tank Inserting. Controlled Properties Such As Pore Size, Density, Stiffness, Permeability, Surface Area, Polymers, Elongation, Electrical, Double Cell, Fire Retardant (MVSS-302, UL94), Hydrophobic, Hydrophilic, Vibration, Dampening, Conductive Foams.

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Note 21 of D3574 notes that test Method D737 (The Frazier Instrument) can be substituted for D3574 Test G.

Applicable Apparatus (for test G):  The Frazier Differential Pressure Air Permeability Tester

Special Specimen Holder for ASTM D3574 - Test G - Air Flow Test

Article: Evaluation, Modification and Adaptation of an Airflow Test Method for Polyurethane Foams; Gummaraju, R V; Pask, R F; Koller, H J; Wujcik, S E; Reimann, K A
Journal Of Cellular Plastics. Vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 193-206. May 2001

Knowledge Base - Comparison between discontinued ONIX tester and Frazier Air Permeability Tester