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Significance and Use
The permissible level of heavy metals in certain coatings is specified by governmental regulatory agencies. This test method provides a fully documented procedure for determining low concentrations of chromium present in both water- and solvent-reducible coatings to determine compliance.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the content of chromium (including chromium oxide) in the range between 0.005 and 1.0 % present in the solids of liquid coatings or in dried films obtained from previously coated substrates. There is no reason to believe that higher levels could not be determined by this test method, provided that appropriate dilutions and adjustments in specimen size and reagent quantities are made.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 7.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D2832 Guide for Determining Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Paint and Related Coatings
ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)
UNSPSC Code 31210000(Paints and primers and finishes)
ASTM D3718-85a(2010), Standard Test Method for Low Concentrations of Chromium in Paint by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top