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This specification establishes the properties and requirements for hexyl acetate used as an active tail high boiling solvent in lacquers, automotive coatings, maintenance paints, and other related coatings. Specimens shall be sampled and tested as appropriate, and shall meet specified values of the following properties: acidity (free acid as acetic acid); apparent specific gravity; color (Pt-Co units); distillation range (initial boiling point and 95 % point); Ransburg electrical resistivity; ester value; and water content.
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1.3 The following applies to all specified limits in this standard; for purposes of determining conformance with this standard, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded off “to the nearest unit” in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D268 Guide for Sampling and Testing Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates for Use in Paint and Related Coatings and Material
D1078 Test Method for Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids
D1209 Test Method for Color of Clear Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)
D1476 Test Method for Heptane Miscibility of Lacquer Solvents
D1613 Test Method for Acidity in Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates Used in Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Products
D1617 Test Method for Ester Value of Solvents and Thinners
D4052 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter
D5386 Test Method for Color of Liquids Using Tristimulus Colorimetry
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals
U.S. Federal SpecificationPPP-C-2020 Chemicals, Liquid, Dry, and Paste: Packaging of Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://www.dodssp.daps.mil.
ICS Number Code 71.080.99 (Other organic chemicals)
UNSPSC Code 31211500(Paints and primers)
ASTM D5137-07(2013), Standard Specification for Hexyl Acetate, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top