ASTM D5678 - 17

    Standard Test Method for Freeze/Thaw Resistance of Wax Emulsion Floor Polish

    Active Standard ASTM D5678 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This test method is used to determine the effect of freezing on wax emulsion floor polishes. It may be used to predict the stability of a floor polish in transit or when exposed to freezing, and whether or not the polish is damaged by freezing.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the stability of wax emulsion floor polishes when these are exposed to repeated cycles of freezing and thawing. Possible degradation of the emulsion is observed and possible reduction of initial gloss is measured.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1436 Test Methods for Application of Emulsion Floor Polishes to Substrates for Testing Purposes

    D1455 Test Method for 60 Specular Gloss of Emulsion Floor Polish


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47131802(Floor finishes or polishes)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5678-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5678-17, Standard Test Method for Freeze/Thaw Resistance of Wax Emulsion Floor Polish, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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