THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY MNL17-2ND.
The well-respected Gardner-Sward Handbook has been updated to reflect the many changes in the paints and coatings industry.
The newly-revised manual, Paint and Coating Testing Manual (ASTM Manual 17), is a valuable guide to the topics, test methods, procedures,and standards of ASTM and other national and international organizations.
Manual 17 describes briefly and critically all test methods that are significant in the world of paint technology (ASTM and other).78 chapters written by experts in their various fields cover:
Current industry regulations
The main polymeric species, colorants, special pigments, extenders, and additives used in the industry today
Analyses used to dissect and analyze a coating
Instruments used in the industry
and Products of the industry; how they are used and tested.
Note -- Manual 17 supplements, but does not replace, pertinent ASTM standards.