ASTM C267 - 01(2012)

    Standard Test Methods for Chemical Resistance of Mortars, Grouts, and Monolithic Surfacings and Polymer Concretes

    Active Standard ASTM C267 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The results obtained by these test methods should serve as a guide in, but not as the sole basis for, selection of a chemical-resistant material for a particular application. No attempt has been made to incorporate into these test methods all the various factors that may affect the performance of a material when subjected to actual service. The strength values obtained by these test methods should not be used to evaluate the compressive strength of chemical-resistant materials. The appropriate ASTM test method for the specific material should be used for determining and evaluating the compressive strength.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods are intended to evaluate the chemical resistance of resin, silica, silicate, sulfur, and hydraulic materials, grouts, monolithic surfacings, and polymer concretes under anticipated service conditions. These test methods provide for the determination of changes in the following properties of the test specimens and test medium after exposure of the specimens to the medium:

    1.1.1 Weight of specimen,

    1.1.2 Appearance of specimen,

    1.1.3 Appearance of test medium, and

    1.1.4 Compressive strength of specimens.

    1.2 Test Method A outlines the testing procedure generally used for systems containing aggregate less than 0.0625 in. (1.6 mm) in size. Test Method B covers the testing procedure generally used for systems containing aggregate from 0.0625 to 0.4 in. (1.6 to 1.0 mm) in size. Test Method C is used for systems containing aggregate larger than 0.4 in.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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

    C470/C470M Specification for Molds for Forming Concrete Test Cylinders Vertically

    C579 Test Methods for Compressive Strength of Chemical-Resistant Mortars, Grouts, Monolithic Surfacings, and Polymer Concretes

    C904 Terminology Relating to Chemical-Resistant Nonmetallic Materials

    C1312 Practice for Making and Conditioning Chemical-Resistant Sulfur Polymer Cement Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30110000(Concrete and cement and plaster); 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0267-01R12

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