ASTM WK37916

    New Specification for Standard Specification for Artists Pastels

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D01.57 | Committee D01 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This specification establishes requirements for composition, performance, and labeling artists pastels. This specification includes requirements for identification and lightfastness. Pastel specimens are exposed to both natural daylight through window glass and simulated daylight window glass-filtered radiation to determine the lightfastness rating for each pastel.

    No standard currently exists for pigments, chalk and a light binder that keep the sticks together to be used for drawing or painting on a sanded or other gritty substrate.


    Pastel, pastels, chalk, substrate, pigment, shades, tints, sanded paper, colored sticks, soft pastels, hard pastels, conte crayon, color mixing, light fastness

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Skalka

    Draft Under Development