ASTM D612 - 88(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Carbonizable Substances in Paraffin Wax

    Active Standard ASTM D612 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.10.0A

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method is a means for ascertaining whether pharmaceutical paraffin wax conforms to the standards for quality prescribed by the U.S. National Formulary.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers determination of carbonizable substances in paraffin wax. The test method is applicable to paraffin wax for pharmaceutical use, as defined by the U.S. National Formulary, with a melting point as determined in accordance with Test Method D87, between 117 and 149°F (47 and 65°C).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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 warning statements are given in Annex A1.


    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

    D87 Test Method for Melting Point of Petroleum Wax (Cooling Curve)

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.140 (Waxes, bituminous materials and other petroleum products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12181503(Paraffins)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D0612-88R12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D612-88(2012), Standard Test Method for Carbonizable Substances in Paraffin Wax, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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