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    ASTM D2243 - 20

    Standard Test Method for Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Water-Borne Coatings

    Active Standard ASTM D2243 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.42

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 When water-borne coatings are shipped during cold weather, they may experience cycles of freezing and thawing. Cycles of freezing and thawing cause more damage to water-borne coatings than when the coatings are subjected to steady freezing.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a procedure for evaluating the effect of freeze/thaw cycling on the viscosity and visual film properties of water-borne coatings.

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

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    D523 Test Method for Specular Gloss

    D562 Test Method for Consistency of Paints Measuring Krebs Unit (KU) Viscosity Using a Stormer-Type Viscometer

    D714 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints

    D2196 Test Methods for Rheological Properties of Non-Newtonian Materials by Rotational Viscometer

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

    D2805 Test Method for Hiding Power of Paints by Reflectometry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211500(Paints and primers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2243-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2243-20, Standard Test Method for Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Water-Borne Coatings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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