Significance and Use
This test method provides values that are useful in specifying and controlling the consistency of paints, such as consumer or trade sales products.
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of Krebs Unit (KU) viscosity to evaluate the consistency of paints and related coatings using the Stormer-type viscometer.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
consistency; Krebs units (KU); Stormer-type viscometer; viscosity; Latex paints; Shear testing--paints/related coatings/materials; Consistency; Krebs unit (KU); Stormer method; Viscosity--paints/related coatings/materials
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