ASTM D3543 - 93(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Metal Glide Adhesion

    Active Standard ASTM D3543 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is used to determine the effect of plasticizers in tile on the floor polish itself. If the floor polish is softened by the plasticizers in the tile it will become an adhesive and adhere to the metal glide that is placed on the polish under standard weights at standard temperatures. Various degrees of attack on the polish are evaluated by the damage to the tile underneath the polish.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a laboratory procedure for determining damage resulting from metal glide adhesion on floor surfaces.

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

    1.3 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. Specific precautions are given in 8.2.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1436 Test Methods for Application of Emulsion Floor Polishes to Substrates for Testing Purposes

    D3153 Test Method for Recoatability of Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry); 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D3543-93R08

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