ASTM D4217 - 07(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Gel Time of Thermosetting Coating Powder

    Active Standard ASTM D4217 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.51

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method is useful for selecting coating powders that gel in the desired time at the specified temperature. The method is not useful for determination of cure time.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method determines the length of time a thermosetting coating powder takes to gel on a polished metal surface at a specified temperature, such as 204°C (400°F). The determination of the gel time is a very simple method for the characterization and quality control of coating powders. However, the gel time determined by this method is not directly related to the time for the coating powder to cure in practical applications.

    1.2 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.

    ISO Standards

    ISO8130–6:1992 Coating powders--Part 6: Determination of gel time of thermosetting coating powders at a given temperature Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.10 (Thermosetting materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211708(Powder coat)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4217

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4217-07(2013), Standard Test Method for Gel Time of Thermosetting Coating Powder, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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