ASTM D3002 - 07

    Standard Guide for Evaluation of Coatings Applied to Plastics

    Active Standard ASTM D3002 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.55

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    This guide is designed to set up a series of screening tests that will indicate the performance level to be expected of a coating or coating system on a given plastic substrate.

    Plastic substrates vary widely in their acceptance characteristics for a given coating.

    Note 1—Not all tests apply to all plastics.

    Surface cleaning or preparation prior to application of the coating can be critical to the proper performance of the coating.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide is intended for the evaluation of clear and pigmented coatings designed for use on rigid or semirigid plastic substrates. Coated film and sheeting are not covered by this guide.

    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

    D522 Test Methods for Mandrel Bend Test of Attached Organic Coatings

    D523 Test Method for Specular Gloss

    D658 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Air Blast Abrasive

    D822 Practice for Filtered Open-Flame Carbon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings

    D870 Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Immersion

    D968 Test Methods for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Falling Abrasive

    D1308 Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes

    D1729 Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials

    D2199 Test Method for Measurement of Plasticizer Migration From Vinyl Fabrics to Lacquers

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

    D2246 Test Method for Finishes on Primed Metallic Substrates for Humidity-Thermal Cycle Cracking

    D2247 Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100 % Relative Humidity

    D3170 Test Method for Chipping Resistance of Coatings

    D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

    D3361 Practice for Unfiltered Open-Flame Carbon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings

    D3363 Test Method for Film Hardness by Pencil Test

    D4060 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser

    D4141 Practice for Conducting Black Box and Solar Concentrating Exposures of Coatings

    D4587 Practice for Fluorescent UV-Condensation Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings

    D5031 Practice for Enclosed Carbon-Arc Exposure Tests of Paint and Related Coatings

    D5179 Test Method for Measuring Adhesion of Organic Coatings to Plastic Substrates by Direct Tensile Testing

    D6695 Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings

    G99 Test Method for Wear Testing with a Pin-on-Disk Apparatus


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.01 (Surface treatment and coating in general); 83.020 (Manufacturing processes in the rubber and plastics industries)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 73181100(Coating services); 73101505(Plastics or resins or fibers manufacturing services)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3002-07

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3002-07, Standard Guide for Evaluation of Coatings Applied to Plastics, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.org

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