ASTM D1483 - 12

    Standard Test Method for Oil Absorption of Pigments by Gardner-Coleman Method

    Active Standard ASTM D1483 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    The oil absorption value obtained by this test method provides information about the vehicle demand of the pigment when it is used in a pigment paste. Oil absorption values can be used to characterize batches of a given pigment.

    This test method differs from Test Method D281 in that D281 requires a vigorous rubbing action whereas this test method involves only a gentle stirring and folding of the pigment. Because the end points are different, the values obtained from the two test methods generally differ.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of oil absorption of pigments by the Gardner-Coleman procedure.

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

    1.3 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

    D281 Test Method for Oil Absorption of Pigments by Spatula Rub-out


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211503(Pigment paints)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D1483-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D1483-12, Standard Test Method for Oil Absorption of Pigments by Gardner-Coleman Method , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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