ASTM D3989 - 01(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Total Rare Earth Metals in Paint Driers by EDTA Method

    Active Standard ASTM D3989 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method may be used to confirm the stated content of a pure, liquid rare earth metal drier manufactured for use in the coatings industry.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the titrimetric determination of rare earth metals in liquid rare earth metal driers and utilizes the disodium salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid dihydrate (EDTA).

    1.2 This test method is limited to the determination of the rare earth metal content of a liquid rare earth metal drier that does not contain other drier elements. The method is not applicable to drier blends.

    1.3 This test method has been tested in concentrations of 6 % cerium and 6 % rare earth metals, but there is no reason to believe that it is not suitable for higher or lower drier metal concentrations provided specimen size is adjusted accordingly.

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

    1.5 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

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.99 (Other paint ingredients)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211603(Paint driers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3989-01R12

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