Active Standard ASTM D3521 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.10.0A
Book of Standards Volume: 05.01
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Significance and Use
5.1 Wax coatings are applied to corrugated board to provide a better barrier against moisture or other agents or to provide improved appearance or abrasion resistance. These performance features are influenced by the amount of wax present on the surface.
5.2 During most coating operations, the major portion of the wax applied will congeal on the surface, while a minor proportion will migrate into and become embedded in the fibers of the facing. This method measures only the portion on the surface.
1.1 This test method covers determination of the weight of wax that is present as a coating on the surface of corrugated board. This method is applicable to board to which wax has been applied by curtain coating, roll coating, or other methods; the substrate board may or may not contain impregnating (saturating) wax within its structure.
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
D3344 Test Method for Total Wax Content of Corrugated Paperboard
ICS Number Code 85.060 (Paper and board)