Standard Test Method for
Applied Coating Wax and Impregnating (Saturating) Wax in
Corrugated Board Facing1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3522; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the weight
of wax that has been applied for coating of corrugated board,
and the amount of impregnating (saturating) wax in the same
1.2 This test method is especially applicable to board that
has a coated surface and also contains wax saturation within
the facing structure.
NOTE 1—The amount of surface wax on board that may or may not
contain impregnating (saturating) wax within its structure may be determined alternatively by Test Method D 3521. If it is known that the
specimen has coating wax only, with no internal impregnating wax, the
total coating wax applied may be determined by Test Method D 3344.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the
safety problems, 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 7.1.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 585 Practice for Sampling and Accepting a Single Lot of
Paper, Paperboard, Fiberboard, and Related Product2
D 3344 Test Method for Total Wax Content of Corrugated
D 3521 Test Method for Surface Wax Coating on Corrugated Board3
3.1.1 weight percent impregnating wax—the weight percent
of wax in the facing relative to the weight of unwaxed facing
measured at 23°C (73°F) and 50 % relative humidity
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