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This test method determines quantitatively the total amount of petroleum wax in wax-impregnated papers, including papers referred to as “dry waxed” or simply “waxed” papers, and paper products made from such papers.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D06 on Paper and Paper Products, this test method was withdrawn in August 2009 due to insufficient committee interest in reviewing and revising the standard.
1.1 This test method determines quantitatively the total amount of petroleum wax in wax-impregnated papers, including papers referred to as "dry waxed" or simply "waxed" papers, and paper products made from such papers.
1.2 This test method is not intended for use with wax-sized papers, because these generally contain such quantities of rosin or other materials soluble under the conditions of this test method, or both, that the accuracy for quantitatively measuring wax is seriously impaired.
1.3 This test method does not differentiate between "surface wax" and "total wax." It measures the total amount of wax materials extracted under the conditions specified.
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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 8.
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
D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing
D1968 Terminology Relating to Paper and Paper Products
E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process
TAPPI StandardT208 Test method for moisture in paper by toluene distillation
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ASTM D590-93(2002), Standard Test Method for Petroleum Wax in Paper (Withdrawn 2009), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1993, www.astm.orgBack to Top