ASTM D480 - 88(2008)

    Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing of Flaked Aluminum Powders and Pastes

    Active Standard ASTM D480 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03


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    Significance and Use

    Flaked aluminum pigments are produced in a variety of forms. These test methods allow the user to determine the applicability of a given product to this use.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for sampling, qualitative analysis, and physical testing of flaked aluminum powders and pastes (leafing and nonleafing) for coatings.

    1.2 These test methods apply equally to leafing and nonleafing flaked aluminum powders and pastes except where noted to the contrary.

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

    1.4 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. For a specific hazard statement, see 7.3.1.


    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

    D235 Specification for Mineral Spirits (Petroleum Spirits) (Hydrocarbon Dry Cleaning Solvent)

    D329 Specification for Acetone

    D962 Specification for Aluminum Powder and Paste Pigments for Paints

    D3980 Practice for Interlaboratory Testing of Paint and Related Materials

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys

    E607 Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31133700(Powdered metals and metal alloys)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D0480-88R08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D480-88(2008), Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing of Flaked Aluminum Powders and Pastes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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