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    ASTM C556 - 16(2020)

    Standard Test Method for Resistance of Overglaze Decorations to Attack by Detergents

    Active Standard ASTM C556 | Developed by Subcommittee: C21.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.02


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    Significance and Use

    2.1 This test method provides an indication of service life under detergent exposure.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method2 covers the determination and evaluation of the resistance of overglaze decorations on ceramic whitewares to attack by normal household soaps and liquid detergents under normal household conditions.

    1.2 This test method applies primarily to overglaze decorations applied to dinnerware for domestic use wherein household soaps and detergents are used for cleaning the soiled ware by either hand or machine operations.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.040.60 (Cookware, cutlery and flatware)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 48101901(Food service dinnerware)


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    DOI: 10.1520/C0556-16R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM C556-16(2020), Standard Test Method for Resistance of Overglaze Decorations to Attack by Detergents, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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