ASTM D358 - 98(2012)e1

    Standard Specification for Wood to Be Used as Panels in Weathering Tests of Coatings

    Active Standard ASTM D358 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.42

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02

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    This specification designates woods to be used as panels in weathering tests of coatings such as solvent-borne or water-borne paints. Different wood species shall be considered for testing due to their wide variations in the anatomy and density. Wood species materials for test panels include western red cedar, white pine and Ponderosa pine, southern pine, redwood, and Douglas fir. Wood panel characteristics such as weight per volume, wood character, panel thickness, surface smoothness, relative humidity, and growth rings density shall be in accordance with the specification.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification designates woods for weathering tests of exterior solvent-borne or water-borne paints and other materials of similar purpose. Such tests may include either outdoor exposure tests or accelerated laboratory tests. It is the purpose of this specification to minimize the influence of variation of wood of a given species on test results.

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

    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

    D3924 Specification for Environment for Conditioning and Testing Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Materials

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 79.060.01 (Wood-based panels in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46181533(Protective coats)

    DOI: 10.1520/D0358-98R12E01

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