ASTM International - ASTM D3285-93(1999)
Standard Test Method for Water Absorptiveness of Nonbibulous Paper and Paperboard (Cobb Test)
|Publication Date:||10 March 1999|
|ICS Code (Paper and board):||85.060|
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the quantity of water absorbed in a specified time by nonbibulous paper and paperboard with a minimum thickness of 0.1 mm. This test method is generally applicable to sized paper and paperboard, but is not recommended as a sizing test for writing papers. The test method is based upon studies by Cobb and Loew, Cobb, and other investigators (Refs 1, 2, 3, 4).
1.2 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.