ASTM D50 - 90(2011)

    Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Yellow, Orange, Red, and Brown Pigments Containing Iron and Manganese

    Active Standard ASTM D50 | 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 analyzing inorganic colored pigments. These pigments are used extensively in paints, and for this reason their compositions are important to the formulators and user.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical analysis of yellow, orange, red, and brown pigments containing iron and manganese. The test methods apply specifically to the following pigments: synthetic hydrated yellow iron oxide, yellow ocher, red and brown iron oxides, raw and burnt umber, raw and burnt sienna, and venetian red.


    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

    C25 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quicklime, and Hydrated Lime

    D185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments

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

    D562 Test Method for Consistency of Paints Measuring Krebs Unit (KU) Viscosity Using a Stormer-Type Viscometer

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1208 Test Methods for Common Properties of Certain Pigments

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211503(Pigment paints)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0050-90R11

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