ASTM D360 - 12

    Standard Specification for Shellac Varnishes

    Active Standard ASTM D360 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03

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    This specification covers shellac varnish consisting of a solution of specific type of dry lac resin and denatured alcohol. This specification includes two grades, A and B, of orange shellac varnish and two grades, regular and refined, of bleached lac varnish. Varnish color, drying time, body and cut, packaging and marking, and test methods shall conform to the specification indicated.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers shellac varnish consisting of a solution or “cut” of a specified type and grade of dry lac resin in specially denatured alcohol. Ninety-five percent (190 proof) ethyl alcohol, specially denatured according to Formula No. 1 of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms of the Treasury Dept., is the solvent most commonly used. However, other specially denatured alcohols and proprietary solvents are also used for this purpose.

    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.

    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

    D29 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Lac Resins

    D207 Specification for Dry Bleached Lac (Discontinued 2000)

    D237 Specification for Orange Shellac and Other Lacs

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.60 (Varnished fabr)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211705(Shellacs)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0360-12

    Citation Format

    ASTM D360-12, Standard Specification for Shellac Varnishes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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