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    ASTM D4209 - 07(2019)

    Standard Practice for Determining Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Cellulosics, Emulsions, Resin Solutions, Shellac, and Varnishes

    Active Standard ASTM D4209 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The nonvolatile content of raw materials may be used to determine the total nonvolatile content (solids) of paint and related coatings. Such information may be useful to coatings producers and users for the determination of the total solids available for film formation and for the estimation of the volatile organic content.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is intended to serve as a guide to the selection of the proper ASTM test method for determining the volatile and nonvolatile content of cellulosics, emulsions, resin solutions, shellac, and varnishes.

    Note 1: Standards for determining the composition of the volatile fraction are not covered by this practice.

    1.2 The standards referenced in the practice are as follows:



    ASTM Standard













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

    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

    D16 Terminology for Paint, Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications

    D29 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Lac Resins

    D115 Test Methods for Testing Solvent Containing Varnishes Used for Electrical Insulation

    D360 Specification for Shellac Varnishes

    D871 Test Methods of Testing Cellulose Acetate

    D914 Test Methods for Ethylcellulose

    D1259 Test Methods for Nonvolatile Content of Resin Solutions

    D1347 Test Methods for Methylcellulose

    D1490 Test Method for Nonvolatile Content of Urea-Formaldehyde Resin Solutions

    D1644 Test Methods for Nonvolatile Content of Varnishes

    D1650 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Shellac Varnish

    D2369 Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.20 (Binders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211707(Varnishes); 13111000(Resins)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D4209-07R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4209-07(2019), Standard Practice for Determining Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Cellulosics, Emulsions, Resin Solutions, Shellac, and Varnishes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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