ASTM D5200 - 03(2014)

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Weight Percent Volatile Content of Solvent-Borne Paints in Aerosol Cans

    Active Standard ASTM D5200 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method is the procedure of choice for determining the volatile content in aerosol coatings under specified test conditions modeled after Method 35.4 The inverse value, nonvolatile, is used to determine the weight percent solids content. This information is useful to the paint producer, user, and to environmental interests for determining the grams of volatile organic compounds per gram of solids emitted from aerosol cans.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is for the determination of the weight percent volatile organic compounds of solvent-borne paints in aerosol cans. It offers a unique way to obtain paint specimens from aerosol cans.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 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. A specific hazard statement is given in 6.7.


    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

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens

    E180 Practice for Determining the Precision of ASTM Methods for Analysis and Testing of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals

    Other Standard

    Method35 Determination of Percent Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Solvent Based Aerosol Paints Bay Area Air Quality Management District, (BAAQMD) Manual of Procedures, Vol III, 939 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94109.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211500(Paints and primers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5200-03R14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5200-03(2014), Standard Test Method for Determination of Weight Percent Volatile Content of Solvent-Borne Paints in Aerosol Cans, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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