ASTM D6905 - 03(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Impact Flexibility of Organic Coatings

    Active Standard ASTM D6905 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Coatings attached to substrates are subjected to damaging impacts during the manufacture of articles and their use in service. This impact resistance test method has been found to be useful in predicting the performance of organic coatings for their ability to resist cracking caused by impacts.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a procedure for determining the ability of a coating film and its substrate to resist shattering, cracking, or chipping when the film and substrate are distended beyond their original form by impact.

    1.2 This test method does not measure impact resistance but uses rapid impact to improve Test Methods D522, another test method for flexibility. Since the impact of the coating is almost instantaneous, all of the problems associated with time variables in the mandrel tests are eliminated.

    1.3 This test method is similar in content but not technically equivalent to Test Method D2794.

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

    1.5 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

    D522 Test Methods for Mandrel Bend Test of Attached Organic Coatings

    D609 Practice for Preparation of Cold-Rolled Steel Panels for Testing Paint, Varnish, Conversion Coatings, and Related Coating Products

    D823 Practices for Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels

    D1186 Test Methods for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to a Ferrous Base

    D1400 Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonconductive Coatings Applied to a Nonferrous Metal Base

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    D2794 Test Method for Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects of Rapid Deformation (Impact)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.60 (Organic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46181533(Protective coats)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6905-03R12

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