Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D564-87(2002)

Standard Test Methods for Liquid Paint Driers

Significance and Use

Driers accelerate the drying of oil, paint, printing ink, and varnish.

These test methods are applicable to liquid driers manufactured for use in paints and related coatings.

The tests for metallic content using ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid dihydrate (EDTA) are intended for concentrated solutions of single metals; two or more metals may cause interference.


1.1 These test methods cover the test procedures to be applied to liquid paint driers used in paints and related coatings. Typical paint driers, listed in Specification D600, are carboxylates of lead, cobalt, manganese, zinc, iron, calcium, and zirconium.

1.2This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D0564-87R02
ICS Code: 87.060.99