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Significance and Use
5.1 Many of the functional properties of waxed paper and paperboard are related to the amount of wax present as a surface film. Test methods which determine wax load by solvent extraction do not differentiate between the wax present as a surface wax layer and that which has penetrated into the substrate. This test method, which mechanically removes the wax, measures the amount on each surface of the substrate.
1.1 This test method covers determination of the weight of wax on the surface of waxed paper.
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.
1.4 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.
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
D646 Test Method for Mass Per Unit Area of Paper and Paperboard of Aramid Papers (Basis Weight)
ICS Number Code 75.140 (Waxes, bituminous materials and other petroleum products)
UNSPSC Code 14121806(Waxed paper); 14121500(Paperboard and packaging papers)
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ASTM D2423-90(2017), Standard Test Method for Surface Wax on Waxed Paper or Paperboard, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.orgBack to Top