ASTM D521-02(2012)

    Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc Dust (Metallic Zinc Powder)

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    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical analysis of metallic zinc powder in the form commercially known as zinc dust for use as a pigment in paints.

    1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order:



    Moisture and Other Volatile Matter


    Coarse Particles


    Matter Soluble in Hexane

    9 and 10

    Total Zinc

    11 and 12

    Metallic Zinc

    13 and 14

    Zinc Oxide



    16 and 17








    21 and 22


    23 and 24

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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

    B214 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Metal Powders

    D185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments

    D280 Test Methods for Hygroscopic Moisture (and Other Matter Volatile Under the Test Conditions) in Pigments

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D6580 Test Method for The Determination of Metallic Zinc Content in Both Zinc Dust Pigment and in Cured Films of Zinc-Rich Coatings

    E40 Method for Chemical Analysis of Slab Zinc (Spelter)

    E68 Method for Polarographic Determination of Lead and Cadmium in Zinc

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211604(Paint extenders); 31132000(Powdered metal components)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0521-02R12

    Citation Format

    ASTM D521-02(2012), Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc Dust (Metallic Zinc Powder), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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