ASTM D523-14

    Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the specular gloss of nonmetallic specimens for glossmeter geometries of 60, 20, and 85° (1-7).2

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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

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

    D3964 Practice for Selection of Coating Specimens for Appearance Measurements

    D3980 Practice for Interlaboratory Testing of Paint and Related Materials

    D4039 Test Method for Reflection Haze of High-Gloss Surfaces

    E97 Method of Test for Directional Reflectance Factor, 45-Deg 0-Deg, of Opaque Specimens by Broad-Band Filter Reflectometry

    E430 Test Methods for Measurement of Gloss of High-Gloss Surfaces by Abridged Goniophotometry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.140.01 (Rubber and plastic products in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D0523-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM D523-14, Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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