ASTM D6901-06

    Standard Specification for Artists' Colored Pencils (Withdrawn 2015)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D6901-06 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.57

    WITHDRAWN, NO REPLACEMENT


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This specification establishes requirements for composition, performance, and labeling of artists’ colored pencils.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications, this specification was withdrawn in January 2015 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements for composition, performance, and labeling of artists' colored pencils.

    1.2 This specification covers vehicles and additives. Requirements are included for identification, lightfastness, and consistency.

    1.3 Colored pencil specimens are exposed to both natural daylight through window glass and simulated window glass-filtered daylight radiation to determine the lightfastness rating for each pencil.



    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

    D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates

    D4236 Practice for Labeling Art Materials for Chronic Health Hazards

    D4303 Test Methods for Lightfastness of Colorants Used in Artists Materials

    E284 Terminology of Appearance

    G24 Practice for Conducting Exposures to Daylight Filtered Through Glass

    G151 Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources

    G155 Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6901-06

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6901-06, Standard Specification for Artists' Colored Pencils (Withdrawn 2015), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, www.astm.org

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