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Standard Practice for Evaluating Foreign Odors in Paper Packaging

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Standard Practice for Evaluating Foreign Odors in Paper Packaging


1.1 This practice covers the evaluation of odors in paper packaging and establishes smelling and testing procedures for trained sensory panels.

1.2 This practice covers effective techniques for determining the type and source of the odor and establishing the severity of contamination.

1.3 The techniques used in this practice are applicable to all paper packaging products and to auxiliary components, such as coatings, inks, and adhesives, as well as plastic materials used in conjunction with paper.

1.4 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.

Significance and Use

UseThis practice should be used by panelists, trained as described in ASTM STP 7582 , under the direction of a knowledgeable supervisor.

SignificanceThis practice can be used to evaluate indigenous and foreign odors in paper packaging materials as to type and intensity. A knowledgeable supervisor may be able to determine the source of a foreign odor from the information obtained from this procedure.


odors; paper packaging; direct examination; single sheets; bundles; glass battery jars; mineral oil; off-odor; ICS Number Code 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories)

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55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories Including wrappers, paper, films, foils, cords, sealing devices, cushioning, etc. Adhesive tapes for general purposes, see 83.180)

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1984 R03 EDITION



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Publication Date

May 30, 2003

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5 pages

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