ASTM C556 - 16

    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 inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.4 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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 limitation prior to use.


    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/C0556-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM C556-16, Standard Test Method for Resistance of Overglaze Decorations to Attack by Detergents, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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