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New Standard Test Method for Solvent-Bearing Bituminous Compounds
PUBLISHED NEW THIS YEAR, ASTM D 6511, Standard Test Method for Solvent-Bearing Bituminous Compounds, will assist roofing industry chemists in the sampling and testing of solvent-bearing bituminous compounds used in roofing and waterproofing. Sampling and testing the compounds promotes greater uniformity of shipments.

The standard will benefit testing agencies performing third party confirmation testing, code bodies, quality control technicians in manufacturing, and designer/specifiers of roof coatings and/or solvent-based bituminous roof adhesives for system construction.

“ASTM D 6511 was developed to consolidate all test methods for solvent-bearing bituminous in D08.05 into one standard,” says Frank O. Moore, Jr., manager, Technical Services, Honeywell International Inc., Cary, N.C., and chairman of the ASTM subcommittee that created the document. “Previously, several material standard specifications contained the same test method or referenced a specification and not a test method for physical property testing.”

D 6511 was developed by a task group of Subcommittee D08.05, Solvent-Bearing Bituminous Compounds for Roofing and Waterproofing, within Committee D08 on Roofing, Waterproofing and Bituminous Materials. Led by Task Group Chairman Paul A. Morris of Monsey Bakor, Kimberton, Pa., approximately eight members represented manufacturers, consumers, roofing contractors, roof consultants, and general interest stakeholders.

For further technical information, contact Paul A. Morris, Monsey Bakor, Cold Stream Road Technical Center, P.O. Box 360, Kimberton, PA 19442 (215/933-8888, ext. 0281). Committee D08 meets June 18-21 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For further meeting or membership information, contact manager Pat Picariello, ASTM (610/832-9720). //

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