Active Standard ASTM D561 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31
Book of Standards Volume: 06.03
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This specification covers the pigment commercially known as carbon black, which is suitable for use in the manufacture of protective or decorative coatings. The pigment shall be made by burning natural gas or oil in such a manner as to form a deposit of carbon. Tests shall be conducted in accordance with the following test methods: solvent extractable material; color and tinting strength; carbon black–ash content; heating loss; and sieve residue.
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1.1 This specification covers the pigment commercially known as carbon black, which is suitable for use in the manufacture of protective or decorative coatings.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D50 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Yellow, Orange, Red, and Brown Pigments Containing Iron and Manganese
D305 Test Method for Solvent-Extractable Material in Black Pigments
D387 Test Method for Color and Strength of Chromatic Pigments with a Mechanical Muller
D1506 Test Methods for Carbon Black--Ash Content
D1509 Test Methods for Carbon Black--Heating Loss
D1514 Test Method for Carbon Black--Sieve Residue
ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)