Active Standard ASTM D3969 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21
Book of Standards Volume: 06.01
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Significance and Use
4.1 The amount of zirconium drier used in oxidizing-type coatings significantly affects their drying properties. This test method may be used to confirm the stated content of a pure liquid zirconium drier manufactured for use by the coatings industry.
1.1 This test method covers the titrimetric determination of zirconium in zirconium driers used in the coatings industry and utilizes the disodium salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid dihydrate (EDTA).
1.2 This test method is limited to the determination of the zirconium content of a liquid zirconium drier that does not contain other drier elements. The test method is not applicable to drier blends and does not differentiate hafnium from zirconium.
1.4 This test method has been tested for concentrations of 6 and 12 % zirconium, but there is no reason to believe that it is not suitable for higher or lower zirconium concentrations, provided specimen size is adjusted proportionately.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D600 Specification for Liquid Paint Driers
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
E180 Practice for Determining the Precision of ASTM Methods for Analysis and Testing of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals
E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals
ICS Number Code 87.060.99 (Other paint ingredients)