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ASTM D4002-81(2023)

Standard Practice for Evaluation of Buffable Shoe Polish

Standard Practice for Evaluation of Buffable Shoe Polish D4002-81R23 ASTM|D4002-81R23|en-US Standard Practice for Evaluation of Buffable Shoe Polish Standard new BOS Vol. 15.04 Committee D21
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Significance and Use

3.1 This practice is intended to define the properties to be tested, the apparatus to use, and the comparisons of product performance. It is recognized that considerable discretion exists among formulators and marketers of shoe polish on what properties or performance characteristics are best for their products. This practice will be flexible to honor this fact within the confines of the shoe polish definition in 2.1.


1.1 This practice covers the definition of properties to test and the apparatus to use, in evaluating the performance of buffable shoe polishes.

1.2 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.3 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/D4002-81R23
ICS Code: 71.100.99