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ASTM D889-99(2004)

Standard Test Method for Volatile Oil in Rosin

Standard Test Method for Volatile Oil in Rosin D0889-99R04 ASTM|D0889-99R04|en-US Standard Test Method for Volatile Oil in Rosin Standard new BOS Vol. 06.03 Committee D01
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Significance and Use

Rosin and similar materials such as rosin derivatives often contain volatile material derived from the raw material used or formed as a result of the processing of the rosin. This volatile material can have a significant effect on the physical and chemical properties of the rosin and so a standard method for its determination is required.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the volatile oil content of rosin or similar material. The oil may consist of naturally occurring terpene oil, such as heavy fractions of turpentine, resulting from incomplete distillation in the processing of the rosin, or of foreign nonterpene oil resulting from incomplete removal of mineral or coal-tar solvent used to extract the rosin from wood or still wastes. In certain cases the volatile oil could consist of decarboxylated rosin formed during the processing of the rosin.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.34
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D0889-99R04