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This test method describes a laboratory procedure for the exposure of printing and writing paper to common atmospheric pollutant gas at elevated levels of concentration to permit accelerated aging of such paper.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D06 on Paper and Paper Products, this test method was withdrawn without replacement in 2011. Based on discussions beginning over three years ago, plus an administrative ballot within D06 regarding the future of D06, it became clear that member support for maintaining the D06 committee is lacking. Withdrawal of this standard continues a program of orderly withdrawal of the Committee D06 standards. In many cases, they exist as standards in other standards bodies. The technical equivalent of this standard is in publication as TAPPI T 573 Accelerated Temperature Aging of Printing and Writing Paper by Dry Oven Exposure Apparatus.
1.1 This test method describes a laboratory procedure for the exposure of printing and writing paper to common atmospheric pollutant gas at elevated levels of concentration to permit accelerated aging of such paper.
1.2 This test method specifies the sample preparation and conditions of exposure required to obtain information on the relative stability of paper with regard to change in mechanical strength and optical properties brought about by exposure of such paper to common atmospheric pollutant gas.
1.3 This test method provides qualitative results regarding paper stability and does not define the exact life expectancy for a given paper to reach a specified set of strength or optical properties. The limit(s) of acceptability for a specified set of properties must be defined by each end user and will determine the life expectancy of the paper to be tested.
1.4 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.
D585 Practice for Sampling and Accepting a Single Lot of Paper, Paperboard, Fiberboard, and Related Product
D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
D1968 Terminology Relating to Paper and Paper Products
D2176 Test Method for Folding Endurance of Paper by the M.I.T. Tester
E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process
TAPPI Test MethodT524 Color of Paper and Paperboard (45/0 Geometry)