ASTM D6206 - 09

    Standard Practice for Sampling of Coating Films

    Active Standard ASTM D6206 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    Specimens for analysis must be adequately sampled, packaged, and documented to obtain meaningful information from the laboratory. The sampling procedure and packaging will be dependent upon the reason for taking the sample.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers methods to remove samples of coating films for subsequent analysis related to identification of generic coating type and failure analysis or other reasons. These techniques can be used in the field, the fabricating shop, or laboratory.

    1.2 The method for obtaining coating samples for heavy metal analysis is presented in Practice D 5702.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.4 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D4840 Guide for Sample Chain-of-Custody Procedures

    D5702 Practice for Field Sampling of Coating Films for Analysis for Heavy Metals


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.99 (Other treatments and coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 23153800(Coating systems)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6206-09

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