ASTM D4359 - 90(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Determining Whether a Material Is a Liquid or a Solid

    Active Standard ASTM D4359 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Compliance with regulations often requires the determination of whether a material is a liquid or a solid. A similar test is used by the U.S. Department of Transportation for this purpose.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of whether a viscous material is a liquid or a solid for regulatory purposes.

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

    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.


    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

    D3925 Practice for Sampling Liquid Paints and Related Pigmented Coatings

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4359-90R12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4359-90(2012), Standard Test Method for Determining Whether a Material Is a Liquid or a Solid, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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