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Standard – Standard Test Method for Color Determination of Plastic Pellets ASTM D –

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Any test specimen preparation, conditioning, dimensions, or testing parameters, or a combination thereof, covered in the materials specification shall take precedence over d290 mentioned in this test method. If there are no material specifications, then default conditions apply.

Standard Test Method for Color Determination of Plastic Pellets

Some materials, such as polyamide nyloncan be cooled very differently during the production of the pellets. This variation in the cooling of the pellets can result in different levels of crystallinity in the pellets only. More crystalline nylons will be more opaque than amorphous nylons. This will result in differences in pellet opacity. The pellet shape is independent of the crystallinity of the material. This variation in pellet appearance, due to varying levels of crystallinity, does not affect final properties.


This test method should not be used for general material specifications.

The test method shall be used only to compare specimens of similar pellet shape, size, texture, and degree of translucency. For example, compare translucent disc-shaped pellets to translucent disc-shaped pellets, not with opaque, rectangular shaped pellets.

Color measurements can be useful for comparing resins in pellet form when all samples are similar in shape and size. The measurement is made on pellets and based on awtm values obtained with a spectrophotometer or colorimeter.

It is possible that each material will have unique characteristics that determine the color values. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and asstm the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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