ASTM D360 - 12(2019)

    Standard Specification for Shellac Varnishes

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

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03


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    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.

    1.3 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

    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/D0360-12R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D360-12(2019), Standard Specification for Shellac Varnishes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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