ASTM D4095 - 97(2008)

    Standard Practice for Use of the Refractometer for Determining Nonvolatile Matter (Total Solids) in Floor Polishes

    Active Standard ASTM D4095 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    Solids (nonvolatile matter) determinations of polishes, resin solutions, and wax emulsions take 2 to 4 h in accordance with Test Method D 2834, not counting preparation time.

    Curves of solids/refractive index provide a means for determining solids in a matter of minutes.

    This practice is particularly useful for quality control and in process control for the production of polishes and polish components.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the use of a refractometer for determining the nonvolatile matter (total solids) in floor polishes. This practice is also applicable to resin solutions and wax emulsions used in floor polishes.

    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

    D1218 Test Method for Refractive Index and Refractive Dispersion of Hydrocarbon Liquids

    D2834 Test Method for Nonvolatile Matter (Total Solids) in Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes, Solvent-Based Floor Polishes, and Polymer-Emulsion Floor Polishes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47131802(Floor finishes or polishes)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4095-97R08

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