The oil absorption value is required to be compared with the value determined at the same time on an agreed sample of the product. The principle of the method is based on addition of linseed oil from a burette to the test portion. After each addition, rub the oil into the product until conglomerates are formed. Cease the addition of oil when a paste of smooth consistency has been formed. It should just spread without cracking or crumbling. Read the burette and note the quantity of oil used. The result is expressed in millilitres of oil per 100 g of product or in grams of oil per 100 g of product. - Cancels and replaces Part 5 of ISO/R 787-1968.