ASTM D889 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Volatile Oil in Rosin

    Active Standard ASTM D889 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.34

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03


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    ASTM D889

    Significance and Use

    3.1 Rosin and similar materials such as rosin derivatives often contain volatile material derived from the raw material used or formed as a result of the processing of the rosin. This volatile material can have a significant effect on the physical and chemical properties of the rosin and so a standard method for its determination is required.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the volatile oil content of rosin or similar material. The oil may consist of naturally occurring terpene oil, such as heavy fractions of turpentine, resulting from incomplete distillation in the processing of the rosin, or of foreign nonterpene oil resulting from incomplete removal of mineral or coal-tar solvent used to extract the rosin from wood or still wastes. In certain cases the volatile oil could consist of decarboxylated rosin formed during the processing of the rosin.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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.


    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

    D233 Test Methods of Sampling and Testing Turpentine

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.20 (Binders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11121502(Rosin)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0889

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