ASTM D4487 - 90(2008)

    Standard Test Methods for Analysis of Calcium Borosilicate

    Active Standard ASTM D4487 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03


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    Significance and Use

    These test methods compile in one place, recommended procedures for analysis of the pigment known commercially as calcium borosilicate. This pigment is used extensively in paints and the composition is important to the user and producer.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the analysis of the pigment commercially known as calcium borosilicate.

    1.2 The test methods appear in the following order:

    Test MethodsSections
    Silicon Dioxide (SiO2)6-9
    Iron Oxide (Fe2O3)10-13
    Boron Trioxide (B2O3)17-20
    Calcium Oxide (CaO)21-23
    Moisture and Volatile Matter24
    Water of Hydration25 to 26
    Coarse Particles27
    Oil Absorption28

    1.3 Individual specimens may be used for the direct determinations of SiO2, B2O3, and CaO. SiO2 and Fe2O3 should be removed before the determination of the B2O3 and CaO.

    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

    D185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments

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

    D281 Test Method for Oil Absorption of Pigments by Spatula Rub-out

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.060.50 (Salts)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211503(Pigment paints); 12352402(Inorganic chemical mixtures)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4487-90R08

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