Active Standard ASTM D3460 | Developed by Subcommittee: D06.92
Book of Standards Volume: 15.09
This specification describes the minimum requirements to ensure performance of cut-sized white watermarked and unwatermarked office papers, including bond, reprographic, and laser printer papers. This specification covers virgin, recycled, and recycled content paper products. The paper shall be in accordance with reasonable industry practice with regard to texture, formation, finish, caliper, lint, dust, slime spots, wrinkles, folds, and scuff marks. The functional requirements for which the papers shall be tested on and consequently adhere to are weight per unit area, opacity, bursting strength, thickness, Sheffield smoothness, moisture content, extract pH, and nominal sheet dimensions (length and width). Grades of brightness and standards for labeling are described as well.
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1.1 This specification describes minimum requirements to ensure performance of cut-sized white office papers, including bond, reprographic, and laser printer papers. Grades of brightness and standards for labeling are described.
1.2 This specification covers virgin, recycled, and recycled content paper products (X1.2).
Note 1—There is currently no similar or equivalent ISO standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D585 Practice for Sampling and Accepting a Single Lot of Paper, Paperboard, Fiberboard, and Related Product
D644 Test Method for Moisture Content of Paper and Paperboard by Oven Drying
D646 Test Method for Grammage of Paper and Paperboard (Mass Per Unit Area)
D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
D774/D774M Test Method for Bursting Strength of Paper
D1030 Test Method for Fiber Analysis of Paper and Paperboard
D1968 Terminology Relating to Paper and Paper Products
D5625 Test Method for Measuring Length, Width, and Squareness of Sheeted Paper and Paper Products
D6789 Test Method for Accelerated Light Aging of Printing and Writing Paper by Xenon-Arc Exposure Apparatus
ICS Number Code 85.080 (Paper products); 85.080.10 (Office paper)