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    ASTM D6688-11

    Standard Practice for Relative Resistance of Printed Matter to Liquid Chemicals by a Sandwich Technique (Withdrawn 2020)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D6688-11 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.56


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This practice covers the evaluation of the relative resistance of printed matter to liquid chemicals, as evidenced by lack of discoloration, bleeding, or loss of gloss.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications, this practice was withdrawn in January 2020 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the evaluation of the relative resistance of printed matter to liquid chemicals, as evidenced by lack of discoloration, bleeding, or loss of gloss.

    1.2 This practice utilizes a sandwich procedure similar in principle to ISO/TC 130 N 589. Spotting or immersion procedures are covered in Test Methods D1308, D1647, and D2248.

    1.3 This practice is applicable to prints on any flat substrate including paper, paperboard, metallic foil, metal plate, and plastic films, and produced by any printing process including letterpress, offset lithography, flexography, gravure, silk screen, and non-impact.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 7.



    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Other Standards

    ISO/TC 130 N 589 Graphic Technology-Prints and Printing Inks-Assessment of Resistance to Various Agents Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.

    ASTM Standards

    D1308 Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes

    D1647 Test Methods for Resistance of Dried Films of Varnishes to Water and Alkali

    D2248 Practice for Detergent Resistance of Organic Finishes


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    DOI: 10.1520/D6688-11

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6688-11, Standard Practice for Relative Resistance of Printed Matter to Liquid Chemicals by a Sandwich Technique (Withdrawn 2020), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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