ASTM D1640 - 03(2009)

    Standard Test Methods for Drying, Curing, or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature

    Active Standard ASTM D1640 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    These test methods are used to determine the various stages and rates of drying, curing, and film formation of organic coatings for the purpose of comparing types of coatings or ingredient changes, or both. This is significant in the development of organic coatings for various end uses and also for production quality control.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the various stages and rates of film formation in the drying or curing of organic coatings normally used under conditions of ambient room temperature.

    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

    D823 Practices for Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels

    D1005 Test Method for Measurement of Dry-Film Thickness of Organic Coatings Using Micrometers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.60 (Organic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46181533(Protective coats)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1640-03R09

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