ASTM E1478 - 97(2009)

    Standard Practice for Visual Color Evaluation of Transparent Sheet Materials

    Active Standard ASTM E1478 | Developed by Subcommittee: E12.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    This practice applies to production quality control and customer acceptance of regularly transmitting sheet materials such as tinted windows where visual color discrimination is critical.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice was developed to help its users critically judge the transmitted color appearance of transparent sheet materials. Its primary application is for colored flat glass and plastic materials.

    1.2 This practice is not meant to be used to evaluate colors of curved, diffusing, self-luminous, or opaque materials.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1729 Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials

    E284 Terminology of Appearance

    E1499 Guide for Selection, Evaluation, and Training of Observers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.180.20 (Colours and measurement of light); 81.040.30 (Glass products); 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E1478-97R09

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