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    ASTM D4078 - 02(2021)

    Standard Specification for Water Emulsion Floor Polish

    Active Standard ASTM D4078 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04

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    This specification covers floor polish intended for use on all nonwood floors and on sealed-wood floors. The polish shall be tested for its nonvolatile contents, presence of sediment, pH, accelerated aging, freeze/thaw resistance, recoatbility, water-spotting, detergent resistance, resistance to soiling, powdering, and coefficient of friction.

    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 specification covers floor polish intended for use on all nonwood floors and on sealed-wood floors.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 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

    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

    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

    D3209 Test Method for Freeze/Thaw Resistance of Polymer Floor Polishes

    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/D4078-02R21

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4078-02(2021), Standard Specification for Water Emulsion Floor Polish, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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