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ASTM Approved TANAKA's Pour Point Test Method as D6749

The pour point test method that our MPC series pour/cloud point testers utilize has been finally approved by ASTM. The ASTM number is D6749.
( http://www.astm.org/Standards/D6749.htm )

The "mini" pour point test method that we have been proposing at ASTM D2 was finalized on Jan. 10, 2002 by ASTM headquarters and was assigned with a new D number: D6749. We thank you for your support and patience.

Since the release of MPC series 5 years ago, some customers have been benefiting from its advantages: higher precision (r=1C, R=2C), shorter testing time (1/3-1/2 of the tilting method's), compact design and smaller sample size (4.5ml). The high precision has made a pour point determination with 1degree C intervals a reality. (For detail, refer to the Technology department.) Now, we have added another advantage to the MPC series: official recognition by one of the most significant standards making organization.