Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D1640-03

Standard Test Methods for Drying, Curing, or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature

Significance and Use

These test methods are used to determine the various stages and rates of drying, curing, and film formation of organic coatings for the purpose of comparing types of coatings or ingredient changes, or both. This is significant in the development of organic coatings for various end uses and also for production quality control.


1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the various stages and rates of film formation in the drying or curing of organic coatings normally used under conditions of ambient room temperature.

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 standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, 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: D01.23
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D1640-03
ICS Code: 25.220.60