ASTM D4797 - 12a

    Standard Test Methods for Gravimetric Analysis of White and Yellow Thermoplastic Traffic Marking

    Active Standard ASTM D4797 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.44

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The function of these test methods is to define the percent of binder and retroreflective optics or non-retroreflective particles in the composition of the thermoplastic traffic marking as defined by the applicable specification for the manufacture of a specific thermoplastic traffic marking. The subsequent sample, as a result of ashing can be used to later test for the presence of titanium dioxide, lead chromate and possibly organic pigments.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the gravimetric analysis of the binder and hydrochloric Acid (HCL) insoluble particles in white and yellow thermoplastic traffic markings. The HCL insoluble particles can be retroreflective optics, such as glass beads or some other type of retroreflective optic, or non-retroreflective particles such as silica sand, or a combination of any two or more of these materials.

    1.2 This standard does not address the physical separation and the individual quantification of each component when a mixture of two or more HCL insoluble materials is present. Rather it requires the user to visually evaluate the HCL insoluble material (obtained from following this test method) and report the types of materials present.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address the titanium dioxide or lead chromate pigment measurement (after ashing) which is detailed in Test Methods D1394 and D126.

    1.4 This standard will attempt to address the interference of organic pigments with the binder results.

    1.5 The analytical procedures appear in the following order:

     

    Sections

    Percent Binder

    10

    Percent Retroreflective Optics or
     Non-Retroreflective Particles

    11


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

    1.7 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

    D126 Test Methods for Analysis of Yellow, Orange, and Green Pigments Containing Lead Chromate and Chromium Oxide Green

    D1394 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of White Titanium Pigments

    D7307 Practice for Sampling of Thermoplastic Traffic Marking Materials

    D7308 Practice for Sample Preparation of Thermoplastic Traffic Marking Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.080.30 (Road equipment and installations)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D4797-12A

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