14 CA ADC Appendix ABARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
14 CCR Appendix A
Designation: E 708-79
Standard Specification for Waste Glass As a Raw Material for the Manufacture of Glass Containers [FN1]
This standard is issued under the fixed designation E 708: the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval.
1.1 This specification covers particulate glass (cullet material, recovered from waste destined for disposal, smaller than 6 mm intended for reuse as a raw material in the manufacture of glass containers.
2. Applicable Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards
C 162 Definitions of Terms Relating to Glass and Glass Products [FN2]
C 169 Chemical Analysis of Soda-Lime and Borosilicate Glass [FN2]
C 429 Sieve Analysis of Raw Materials for Glass Manufacture [FN2]
E 688 Testing Waste Glass as a Raw Material for Manufacture of Glass Containers [FN3]
3.1 first glass cullet - a particulate glass material that contains no more than 0.1 weight % Fe 2 O 3 or 0.0015 weight % Cr 2 O 3, as determined by chemical analysis.
3.2 For definitions of other terms used in this specification, refer to Definitions C 162.
4. Representative Sample
4.1 The following requirements qualify the glass lot to be used for direct use in soda-lime glass container manufacturing. Sample should be prepared and examined in accordance with Methods E 688.
NOTE1 -A preponderant proportion of glass cullet will be soda-lime bottle glass, the glass cullet having a composition as follows, as determined by Method C 169.
Composition, Weight %
66 to 75
1 to 7
CaO + MgO
9 to 13
12 to 16
NOTE2 -All percents referred to in this specification are weight percents.
5. General Requirements.
5.1 The sample shall show no drainage of liquid and be noncaking and free flowing. A moisture content of less than 0.5 weight % is required to meet the free-flowing characteristics of a cullet that is predominantly of smaller particle size, 1.18-mm (No. 16) sieve or smaller.
5.2 Screen Size - No material shall be retained on a 6-mm (1/4-in.) screen. Material not exceeding 15 weight % shall pass through a 106- m m (No. 140) screen.
5.3 Organic Materials - The total content of organic materials, as measured in accordance with Section 6 shall not exceed 0.2 weight % of dry sample, except for color-mixed glass where the content of organic material may exceed 0.2 weight %. However, a content of organic material greater than 0.2 weight % must be held within a tolerance of + 0.05 weight %, with a maximum organic limit of 0.4 weight %.
5.4 Magnetic Materials -The total magnetic materials shall not exceed 0.05 weight % of dry sample weight for flint glass and 0.14 weight % for colored glass of dry sample weight in accordance with Section 6.
1 This specification is under the jurisdiction of ASTM TM Committee E-38 on Resource Recovery and is the direct responsibility of Subcommittee E38.05 on Glass.
Current edition approved Nov. 30, 1979. Published February 1980.
2 Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Part 17.
3 Annual Book of ASTM Standard s, Part 41.
5.5 Permissible Color Mix for Color Sorted Glass Cullet by Weight:
5.5.1 Amber Glass Cullet:
90 to 100 % amber
0 to 10 % flint
0 to 10 % green
0 to 5 % other colors
5.5.2 Green Glass Cullet:
50 to 100 % green
0 to 35 % amber
0 to 15 % flint
0 to 4 % other colors
5.5.3 Flint Glass Cullet:
95 to 100 % flint
0 to 5 % amber
0 to 1 % green
0 to 0.5 % other colors
18.104.22.168 Percents above 0.1 weight % of Fe 2 O 3 or 0.0015 weight % of Cr 7 O 3, or both, as determined by chemical analysis shall be considered mixed color glass. These limits are consistent with industry experience on raw material.
22.214.171.124 Flint glass cullet may contain up to 1 weight % emerald green or 10 weight % Georgia green, or a combination within the limits: 1 % Georgia green = 0.1 % emerald green.
5.6 Other Inorganic Material (such as non-magnetic metals or refractories) -As measured, material larger than 850- m m (No. 20) screen size shall not exceed 0.1 % of the dry sample weight. Material smaller than 850- m m screen size shall not exceed 0.5 % of the dry sample weight.
5.6.1 Refractories -Based upon U.S. series screen size and sample weight, the following refractory particle limits shall apply for each screen fraction as stated below.
1 particle per 18-kg (40-lb) sample
-20, +40 mesh
2 particles per 450-g (1-lb) sample
-40, +60 mesh
20 refractory particles per 450-g (1-lb) sample
5.6.2 Nonmagnetic Metals:
+20 mesh 1 particle per 18-kg (40-lb) sample
Upon failure to meet the previously stated specification limits, retesting is permissible.
6. Sampling and Testing
6.1 Sampling and testing shall be in accordance with Methods E 688.
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14 CCR Appendix A, 14 CA ADC Appendix A
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