ASTM D5235 - 14

    Standard Test Method for Microscopic Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Coatings on Wood Products

    Active Standard ASTM D5235 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.52

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 As a base for calibration adjustment or accuracy verification of dry film coating thickness measuring instruments.

    4.2 The dry film thickness of coatings on wood or wood-based products is specified in written product warranties for proper decorative and protective performance of coatings on wood or wood-based products.

    4.3 The minimum and maximum dry film thickness of coatings is recommended by coating companies for satisfactory decorative and protective performance on wood or wood-based products.

    4.4 The average dry film thickness of coatings on wood or wood-based material may be used by manufacturing companies to estimate the theoretical cost of applied coatings.

    4.5 The ratio of minimum to maximum dry film thickness on textured products is used as an indication of coating uniformity.

    4.6 Specific coated product requirements may dictate certain film thickness determinations to be made. Agreement between buyer and seller may be advisable to accommodate product needs relative to dry film thickness.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of dry film thickness of coatings applied to a smooth, textured or curved rigid substrate of wood or a wood-based product

    1.2 This test method covers the preparation of wood or wood-based specimens for the purpose of microscopic measurement of dry film thickness.

    1.3 This test method suggests an analysis of dry film thickness of coatings on wood or wood-based products using a microscopic measurement.

    1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.5 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.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.040.20 (Properties of surfaces); 79.020 (Wood technology processes)

    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5235-14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5235-14, Standard Test Method for Microscopic Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Coatings on Wood Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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