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This guide covers the evaluation of the cleaning performance of products intended for use on resilient flooring or washable walls. Such evaluations specifically exclude windows, mirrors, carpets, ceramic tiles, and laminated counter tops. This guide provides techniques for soiling, cleaning, and evaluating performance of detergent systems under controlled, but practical, hard-surface cleaning conditions.
This guide is being withdrawn because this standard is solely for testing cleaning performance of products intended for use on resilient flooring and washable walls. The method has been misused primarily due to the fact that a suitable soil simulating kitchen grease has not been available. Additionally, D4488 specifically excludes windows, mirrors, carpet, ceramic tiles, and laminated counter tops (Formica®), as well as other common kitchen surfaces such as cook-tops, semi-glass painted walls, appliances, etc.
Formerly under the jursidiction of Committee D12 on Soaps and Other Detergents and the direct responsibiltiy of Subcommittee D12.16 on Hand Surface Cleaning, this standard was withdrawn in November 2009 with no replacement.
1.1 This guide covers the evaluation of the cleaning per- formance of products intended for use on resilient flooring or washable walls. Such evaluations specifically exclude windows, mirrors, carpets, ceramic tiles, and laminated counter tops. This guide provides techniques for soiling, cleaning, and evaluating performance of detergent systems under con- trolled, but practical, hard-surface cleaning conditions.
1.2 Such systems include any detergent intended for clean- ing hard surfaces such as resilient flooring, washable wall surfaces, and other hard surfaces, but excluding glass, ceramic, or other glossy surfaces. They may consist of solutions of soluble powdered detergent, dilutions of concentrated liq- uid detergent, or products intended to be used full strength, for example, foams, sprays, liquid, or paste.
1.3 There is no universal soil/substrate combination that is representative of the many soil-removal tasks required of this type of cleaner in actual use conditions. Choice of soil/ substrate and cleaning conditions should be by agreement between the testing laboratory and those using the data to evaluate cleaning performance relative to user experience.
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Material Safety Data Sheets are available for reagents. Review them for hazards prior to usage. Specific precautionary statements are given in Note 2.
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ASTM D4488-95(2001)e1, Standard Guide for Testing Cleaning Performance of Products Intended for Use on Resilient Flooring and Washable Walls (Withdrawn 2009), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1995, www.astm.orgBack to Top