ASTM B908-03(2008)

    Standard Practice for the Use of Color Codes for Zinc Casting Alloy Ingot

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard is published with the following objectives:

    1.2 To establish standard color codes for the Zinc Die Casting and Foundry industry, and

    1.3 To standardize the use and application of these color codes.

    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 become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, to establish appropriate safety and health practices, and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ISO Standard

    ISO301 Zinc alloy ingots intended for casting, 1981-05-15 English Version available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.

    CEN Standard

    EN1774 Zinc and zinc alloysAlloys for foundry purposesIngot and liquid, September 1997 English Version available from Global Engineering Documents, 15 Inverness Way, East Englewood, CO 80112-5704, http://global.ihs.com.

    ASTM Standards

    B240 Specification for Zinc and Zinc-Aluminum (ZA) Alloys in Ingot Form for Foundry and Die Castings

    B275 Practice for Codification of Certain Nonferrous Metals and Alloys, Cast and Wrought

    B327 Specification for Master Alloys Used in Making Zinc Die Casting Alloys

    B792 Specification for Zinc Alloys in Ingot Form for Slush Casting

    B793 Specification for Zinc Casting Alloy Ingot for Sheet Metal Forming Dies and Plastic Injection Molds

    B892 Specification for ACuZinc5 (Zinc-Copper-Aluminum) Alloy in Ingot Form for Die Castings

    B899 Terminology Relating to Non-ferrous Metals and Alloys

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/B0908-03R08

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