ASTM C1649 - 14

    Standard Practice for Instrumental Transmittance Measurement of Color for Flat Glass, Coated and Uncoated

    Active Standard ASTM C1649 | Developed by Subcommittee: C14.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Color measurement quantifies the transmitted color for glass. The user defines an acceptable range of color appropriate for the end use. A typical quality concern for transmittance color measurement of glass products is verification of lot-to-lot color consistency for end-user acceptance.

    4.2 If the transmitted color of a glass product is consistent from lot-to-lot and within agreed supplier-buyer acceptance criteria, the product’s color is expected to be consistent and acceptable for end-use.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice provides guidelines for the instrumental transmittance measurement of the color of coated and uncoated transparent glass. See Terminology E284.

    1.2 The practice specifically excludes fluorescent and iridescent samples.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates

    E179 Guide for Selection of Geometric Conditions for Measurement of Reflection and Transmission Properties of Materials

    E284 Terminology of Appearance

    E308 Practice for Computing the Colors of Objects by Using the CIE System

    E1164 Practice for Obtaining Spectrometric Data for Object-Color Evaluation

    E1348 Test Method for Transmittance and Color by Spectrophotometry Using Hemispherical Geometry

    CIE Standard

    CIE15:2004 Colorimetry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.180.20 (Colours and measurement of light); 81.040.30 (Glass products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30171700(Glass products)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1649-14

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