Most of the standard tests for the major raw materials for the preparation of polyurethanes such as isocyanates and polyols are specified in test method developed by ASTM in the USA and by International Standards under ISO. Most other countries have their own standards. Quality standards under ISO 9000 are becoming Internationally accepted.
Country Test Agencies ASTM
International ISO Adhesives
Australia/New Zealand  SAA Coatings
Britain   BSI Elastomer
Canada  CSA Foam
France  AFNOR Isocyanate
Germany  DIN Polyols
Japan JSA  
Korea KOLAS  
Russia   (Engineering Lab in English) GOST  
Specific test methods Description
Isocyanate  titration Titration of free isocyanate with amines.

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November 20, 2006

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