ASTM D81 - 87(2020)

    Standard Specification for Basic Carbonate White Lead Pigment

    Active Standard ASTM D81 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03

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    This specification covers basic carbonate white lead used as a pigment and in putty. The pigments may be in dry form or a paste in oil. Dry pigment shall conform to the required contents of lead carbonate, moisture and other volatile matter, impurities, and coarse particles. Paste in oil and semipaste containing volatile thinner shall also conform to the requirements of pigment, linseed oil, moisture and other volatile matter, and coarse particles and skins of dry pigment. Tests for the following shall be done: coarse particles; moisture in pigment; lead carbonate and total other impurities; and pigment, linseed oil, and moisture and other volatile matter in paste in oil.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the material commercially known as basic carbonate white lead, used as a pigment and in putty. The pigment may be purchased in the dry form or as a paste in oil.

    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

    D185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments

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

    D1208 Test Methods for Common Properties of Certain Pigments

    D1301 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of White Lead Pigments

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211503(Pigment paints)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D0081-87R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D81-87(2020), Standard Specification for Basic Carbonate White Lead Pigment, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020,

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