This specification covers the barium sulfate pigments commercially known as barytes and blanc fixe. The pigment shall consist of barium sulfate (BaSO4) without any admixture of other materials in the case of blanc fixe, and without any admixture of other materials not naturally occurring in the barite ore in the case of barytes. The pigments shall be subjected to the following tests: coarse particle test, moisture test, barium sulfate test, ferric oxide test, free silica test, hydrogen ion concentration, and matter water solubility test.
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1.1 This specification covers the barium sulfate pigments commercially known as barytes and blanc fixe.
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.
D185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments
D280 Test Methods for Hygroscopic Moisture (and Other Matter Volatile Under the Test Conditions) in Pigments
D715 Test Methods for Analysis of Barium Sulfate Pigment
D1208 Test Methods for Common Properties of Certain Pigments
barium sulfate; barytes; blanc fixe; pigments;
ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)
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