ASTM D3716 - 99(2008)

    Standard Test Methods for Use of Emulsion Polymers in Floor Polishes

    Active Standard ASTM D3716 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    >The purpose of this test is not to fully identify and characterize a polymer, but to identify a variety of basic parameters needed to predetermine the usefulness of the polymer in formulations as well as for Quality Control purposes.

    A statement of precision and accuracy is not appropriate in this case.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover test procedures for emulsion polymers that are used in water-based floor polishes. The term emulsion polymers is used primarily to denote those materials produced by regular emulsion polymerization techniques, but may be extended to those polymers that are subsequently emulsified or dispersed after polymerization. Unless otherwise noted, the tests may be used for any polymer or copolymer systems. The methods appear in the following order:

    Section
    Sampling4
    Total Solids5
    pH Value6
    Apparent Viscosity7
    Sediment8
    Storage Stability9
    Freeze-thaw Stability10
    Specific Gravity11

    1.2 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.


    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

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E70 Test Method for pH of Aqueous Solutions With the Glass Electrode

    E100 Specification for ASTM Hydrometers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.140.01 (Rubber and plastic products in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D3716-99R08

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