ASTM D5380 - 93(2014)

    Standard Test Method for Identification of Crystalline Pigments and Extenders in Paint by X-Ray Diffraction Analysis

    Active Standard ASTM D5380 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The choice of pigments and extenders influences the appearance, durability, cost, and other properties of paint. This test method is a convenient way, and probably the most reliable, to identify pigments in paint.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the identification of crystalline pigments and extenders in liquid paint and dry paint film. It is applicable to both water-reducible and solvent-reducible paint. It also may be used to identify pigment and extender in grind paste or alone as dry powder. It is not applicable to amorphous components such as carbon black, amorphous silica, or highly processed clay.

    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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 6.


    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

    D3925 Practice for Sampling Liquid Paints and Related Pigmented Coatings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12171600(Pigments)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5380-93R14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5380-93(2014), Standard Test Method for Identification of Crystalline Pigments and Extenders in Paint by X-Ray Diffraction Analysis, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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