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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.
1.1 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D233 Test Methods of Sampling and Testing Turpentine
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
ICS Number Code 87.060.20 (Binders)
UNSPSC Code 11121502(Rosin)
ASTM D889-13, Standard Test Method for Volatile Oil in Rosin, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top