ASTM D3440 - 13(2019)

    Standard Guide for Preparing Specifications for Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes

    Active Standard ASTM D3440 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04

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    This guide covers preparing specifications for water-emulsion floor polishes on all non-wood floors and for sealed wood floors. The two types of floor polish covered are the Buff?ng-Type Floor Polish and the Self-Polishing-Type Floor Polish. The floor polishes shall be tested using infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography; and the individual grades shall conform to specified values of color, total solids, sediment, alkalinity, stability, odor, and total ash and silica. The performance test includes performance, removability, resistance to soiling, water spotting, recoatability, powdering, static coefficient of friction, detergent resistance, and gloss.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers preparing specifications for water-emulsion floor polishes on all nonwood floors and for sealed wood floors.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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, health, and environmental 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1288 Test Method for Test for Total Ash and Silica In Water-Emulsion Polishes

    D1290 Test Method for Sediment in Water-Emulsion Polishes by Centrifuge

    D1455 Test Method for 60 Specular Gloss of Emulsion Floor Polish

    D1791 Test Method for Accelerated Aging of Liquid Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes

    D1792 Test Method for Long-Term Removability Properties of Emulsion Floor Polishes

    D1793 Test Method for Water Spotting of Emulsion Floor Polishes

    D2047 Test Method for Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish-Coated Flooring Surfaces as Measured by the James Machine

    D2048 Test Method for Powdering of Floor Polish Films

    D2825 Terminology Relating to Polishes and Related Materials

    D2834 Test Method for Nonvolatile Matter (Total Solids) in Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes, Solvent-Based Floor Polishes, and Polymer-Emulsion Floor Polishes

    D3052 Practice for Rating Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes

    D3153 Test Method for Recoatability of Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes

    D3206 Test Method for Soil Resistance of Floor Polishes

    D3207 Test Method for Detergent Resistance of Floor Polish Films

    D3210 Test Method for Comparing Colors of Films from Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes

    E70 Test Method for pH of Aqueous Solutions With the Glass Electrode

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47131802(Floor finishes or polishes)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D3440-13R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3440-13(2019), Standard Guide for Preparing Specifications for Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019,

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