ASTM D602 - 81(2019)

    Standard Specification for Barium Sulfate Pigments

    Active Standard ASTM D602 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03

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    This specification covers the barium sulfate pigments commercially known as barytes and blanc fixe. The pigment shall consist of barium sulfate (BaSO4) without any admixture of other materials in the case of blanc fixe, and without any admixture of other materials not naturally occurring in the barite ore in the case of barytes. The pigments shall be subjected to the following tests: coarse particle test, moisture test, barium sulfate test, ferric oxide test, free silica test, hydrogen ion concentration, and matter water solubility test.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the barium sulfate pigments commercially known as barytes and blanc fixe.

    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 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

    D185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments

    D280 Test Methods for Hygroscopic Moisture (and Other Matter Volatile Under the Test Conditions) in Pigments

    D715 Test Methods for Analysis of Barium Sulfate Pigment

    D1208 Test Methods for Common Properties of Certain Pigments

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12171600(Pigments)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0602-81R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D602-81(2019), Standard Specification for Barium Sulfate Pigments, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019,

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