ASTM D478 - 02(2012)

    Standard Specification for Zinc Yellow (Zinc Chromate) Pigments

    Active Standard ASTM D478 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Zinc yellow is used in rust-inhibiting protective coatings and metal primers for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the pigments commercially known as zinc yellow (zinc chromate).

    1.2 Two types are included:

    1.2.1 Type I—High-purity, low sulfate and chloride content.

    1.2.2 Type II—Regular grade.

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


    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

    D387 Test Method for Color and Strength of Chromatic Pigments with a Mechanical Muller

    D444 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc Yellow Pigment (Zinc Chromate Yellow)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211503(Pigment paints)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0478-02R12

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