ASTM D4139 - 04(2009)

    Standard Guide for Determining Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Pigments

    Active Standard ASTM D4139 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03


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    Significance and Use

    The nonvolatile content of raw materials may be used to determine the total nonvolatile content (solids) of paint and related coatings. Such information may be useful to coatings producers and users for the determination of the total solids available for film formation and for the estimation of the volatile organic content.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide is intended to aid in the selection of the proper ASTM test method for determining the volatile and nonvolatile content of pigments.

    Note 1—Test methods for determining the composition of the volatile fraction are not covered by this guide.

    1.2 The standards included are as follows:

    StandardSectionASTM Designation
    Inert or low hiding pigments4.1D 280
    White pigments 4.2 D 280
    Black pigments4.3 D 280
    D 1509
    Aluminum and zinc pigments4.4D 280
    D 480
    Blue pigments4.5 D 280
    D 1135
    Green pigments 4.6 D 280
    Yellow, orange, brown pigments4.7D 280
    D 3724
    Red pigments4.8 D 280
    Miscellaneous4.9

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.


    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

    D280 Test Methods for Hygroscopic Moisture (and Other Matter Volatile Under the Test Conditions) in Pigments

    D480 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing of Flaked Aluminum Powders and Pastes

    D1135 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Blue Pigments

    D1509 Test Methods for Carbon Black--Heating Loss

    D3724 Specification for Synthetic Brown Iron Oxide Pigment


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211503(Pigment paints)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4139-04R09

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